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
By now you know I tend to like my hip-hop a little on the experimental side. This is not to say there’s anything wrong with the classic boom bap sound. I’ve been known to crank the classics at obscenely high levels, but if we’re to move forward we need artists to try new and different things. Hopie Spitshard is one of my favorites when it comes to musical experimentation in hip-hop, and “Heartbeats,” with is 80s synths marrying modern hip-hop bass lines, fits the bill for something decidedly different and dope. Throw in the fact that Hopie is nice on the mic, and the video features a radically unique view of beauty, and “Heartbeats” is something every hip-hop fan can fall in love with.
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.