TONIGHT ON THE TERRORDOME: POLITIC LIVE

From my article in this week's Vue Weekly, and from tonight's edition of THE TERRORDOME, the sad and glorious story of how local hip hop sensation Politic Live got jerked all along the way to making a phenomenal album:

"So many of history’s greatest artists reached the heights of fame because some benefactor’s bucks put them there.

"But if you fire
up the ol’ the Alternate History Scanner and search under keywords 'Accident + Error + Scam,' you can scroll for years through the millions of would’ve-been-titans who, say, dropped dead halfway through writing the manuscript that would’ve been the world’s finest novel, or the composers whose memories and symphonies were erased by the unexpected meeting of skulls and speeding doors, or the musicians whose potential greatness was terminated by the intersection of their talent and a producer’s charlatanism.

"Pore over that list long enough and you might find the name of E-Town’s finest hip hop band, Politic Live. And if they get off that list and up into the ionosphere of celebrity, it’ll be due to skill, will, a social conscience and a stunning abundance of niceness.

"Unless you’re a true E-Town hip hop head or a listener of CJSR’s Saturday night Urban Hang Suite hosted by PL’s frontman Young Mav, you may not have heard of the band. But if you’ve seen Politic Live or heard their brand-new/not new/almost-died-in-birth record Adaptation (Music for Mavericks Entertainment), then you know why these young men deserve some of the MC attention that’s mostly been going to E-Town’s Cadence Weapon. Because they--and their new album featuring guests such as Souljah Fyah’s Janaya Ellis, songstress Oozeela and MC JJ Heaven--are freaking great."

TUNE IN TONIGHT AT 6PM
MOUNTAIN TIME on
CJSR FM-88 in E-TOWN,
or on CJSR.COM on the web!

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