Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Music journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie artists. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
There was a time when rap videos featured fancy cars, explosions, helicopters, and even tanks. Most of the time that was to help the viewer ignore the fact that the artist was either terrible at rapping, or had nothing to say. The video for Sketch Tha Cataclysm’s latest, “Re-Introductions Aren’t Necessary, But Fuck It,” is a stark contrast. Shot in black and white, with nothing more than a simple photo shoot backdrop, we are given no choice but to listen to Sketch’s words. We get to focus on what the quick tongued emcee is saying, and when we do we get to experience a fantastic display of lyricism and flow. Re-introductions may not be necessary, but Sketch is someone you definitely want to know.
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.