by Lee | Filed under News
For the upcoming inaugural issue of Eighteen Bridges I wrote about the Alabama regionally popular rapper King South. Last Mr Bigg, another regionally-huge rapper from Mobile, Alabama, has a DIAMOND IN HIS EYE. His eye has a diamond. That is crazy OG vision. My favorite of the United States for rap music is very next level on every front, even the pupils bling. I’m fascinated by the rap music coming out of Alabama, especially from these producers who call themselves the Block Beataz. I don’t know if Mr Bigg is affiliated or just independently amazing. But his single ‘Satisfied’ is nice and happy, crack-for-crack funny lyrically, and definitely purple on the groove. Very Alabama. Below is a screwed & chopped slowed-down version with good strange visuals of MR DIAMOND in his EYEBALL. Come rap in Vancouver, definitely.
The latest issue of Border Crossings is available. There’s an interview with Ed Pien I look forward to reading. I wrote a profile of artist Amy Lockhart for the issue.
Also my friend Jack Goldbach has done an interview with Christopher Sorrentino for Matrix in which they discuss the life and writing of Sorrentino’s father, the late Gilbert S., who wrote many astonishing novels that are hardly read up here in Canada but highly regarded in lit circles down in the US. I first came across both father and son’s writing in the journal Conjunctions.