For the past few years, a group of independent hip hop producers and MCs -- from Emeryville's Anticon crew to Columbus' RJD2 to New York's El-P -- has been fucking with mainstream hip hop, lobbing cherry bombs down the toilet of a genre that's become pretty lame. Reversing convention, these artists craft records by replacing bombast with insecurity, using field recordings instead of samples, and banging on trash cans and buckets where the wicky-wack of a turntable had sufficed. For several years now Boom Bip, aka Bryon Hollon, has been longboarding this genre-bending wave. A producer, multi-instrumentalist, and former church piano-tuner, whose style falls somewhere between Aphex Twin and Beck, Boom Bip caused... More >>>