P.O.S. “I Don’t Even Live Here” | Rhymesayers
P.O.S. is doing it different.
The use of vehicles such as punk, big band funk and electronic wave their way over his spit that isn’t overwhelming and lets the music breathe. “Bumper” and “They Can’t Come feat. Sim” are highlights in the mist of this progressive hip-hop album, I Don’t Even Live Here. The production is bumpin’ as well as the use of instrumentals/electronics.
It feels like an entire band meshed inside of an electronic universe where punk aesthetic and hip-hop fornicate freely. El-P has much responsibility for the sound provided on “I Don’t Live Here” which is absolutely a good thing. El-P did, in his way, re-invent hip-hop and put up his middle finger higher than most while respecting where he came from. P.O.S. is working from a different level but offering a very satisfactory result.
The drum patterns are fascinating, provocative and somewhat intimidating. The album, all in all, is an enormous effort at taking hip-hop into different corners of the musical spectrum. What’s new on his fifth release is the dance approach that was not so apparent on his prior releases. It is much more party infused, but the anger seeps through no less making the dance all the more enjoyable.
Take “Get Down” for example (featuring Mike Mictlan). It bumps enough to be in a club, a hydraulic bouncing convertible and headphones while wandering around a city. It’s versatile, and that’s really why the album works well. P.O.S. have bounced through and, from live videos, they pull off their sound equally as well.
Directors: Isaac Gale and David Jensen
Cinematographers: David Underhill, Isaac Gale
Editors: Carlos Lamas, Isaac Gale
Art Director: David Jensen
Producer: Kate Iverson
AC: Chris Hadland
Key Grip: Matt Kane
Gaffer: Erik Thomsen
PA: Patrick White
Production Company: Permanent ADG
Special Thanks: Northrup King Building