Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
As you know, dope female emcees are hard to find. Thankfully, Hopie Spitshard fits the bill. The video for her latest single, "Yummy," is a true exercise in creativity. From finding an old school boombox and an old school, top loading, VCR (which, alone, is worth clicking play to see if you're like me and remember them from your grade school days), to a great homage to Tom Petty's classic video for "Don't Come Around Here No More," Hopie pulls out all the stops for this one. "Yummy" is also a really cool reminder that indie artists can now do on their own what mainstream artists needed pretty decent sized budgets for back in the day.
B-Listers are a select group of artists that were featured in my Artist Of The Week series that ran every Monday from April of '06 to April of '11. All of these artists have two things in common; extreme talent, and a flight path far too under the radar for my liking. They took on the title of B-Listers as they embraced being featured by me, Adam B. Check out the AOTW Archives for all the interviews.