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
Lil Mattress, the alter ego of emcee 5:am, claims to be "wack on purpose," but in reality he's really freakin dope, and it's no accident.
His latest album has the colorful title Bloodfart Exquisite, and while the comedy is cranked up to 11, like most great comedians, there's a nugget of truth to everything Lil Mattress says.
Check out the just released single "Social Media Superstars," which features Yung Pastry. You'll laugh at the lines about meaningless social media posts, and begging for attention, but at the same time the song is extremely poignant regarding society's obsession with being loved on social media, and how Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram end up playing a disturbingly large role in a person's concept of self worth.
Of course, after watching the video I want you to tweet the link, share it on Facebook, and follow Lil Mattress at @lilmattress. Hey, I said the social media commentary was poignant, not that I was immune to what he's rapping about!
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.