We totally fucking called it! Back in December, we highlighted N.O.B.O.T.S.' MC Chancellor Warhol and his hypothetical-at-the-time solo album Japanese Lunchbox as one of the albums to watch for in 2010, and damn if it ain't as awesome we thought it would be. Still mining the vein of electro-rap that brought N.O.B.O.T.S. to our attention, Chancellor Warhol has smoothed out the edges, tightened up the hooks and delivered a record that's setting a new high-water mark for Nashville's dance and hip-hop scenes. Featuring guest appearances from some of our favoritest locals including R&B crooner Rio, outre-pop singer Mikky Ekko and the sci-fly guy himself, Future Japanese Lunchbox is the product of a scene that's reaching maturity and finding its own sound on its own terms. The Chancellor is joined by Drupy, Robin Raynelle, Future, Rio and more.
Wed., Feb. 17, 9 p.m., 2010