Friday, October 12, 2012
Review: Mike Mictlan- Snaxxx
Mike Mictlan's new mixtape Snaxxx is a drug album. The title of this blog notwithstanding, I've recently become an anti-drug zealot. Snaxxx, consequently, should infuriate me.
Doomtree's Mictlan is far too talented to be easily dismissed. Besides, Snaxxx's glorification of intoxicants is tempered by several acknowledgements of their ill effects. On "85 Low 105 High" for instance, he raps that "15 was L.S.D., 16 was B and E, by 18 couldn't make the letters spell G.E.D." He expresses bitterness that a childhood flame has become a successful business woman while he's barely getting by on "MCAD".
Nothing on Snaxxx is as epic as "Prizefight" or "Game Over". And I must insist that you not watch the revolting video for "Spicy Peen". P.O.S., the biggest star of the Doomtree crew, pops up on two tracks including the old-school tribute "Syke!". Yet Snaxxx is far more than a placeholder until P.O.S.'s new album We Don't Even Live Here comes out in couple weeks.
My conscious won't allow me to fully support the druggy project, but I encourage There Stands the Glass readers to splurge on one of the 300 limited edition Snaxxx Pizza Box packages. Otherwise, it's available as a free download at Bandcamp.
I reviewed Esperanza Spalding's concert at Helzberg Hall.
Here's the video for Ebony Tusks' "Sioux Empire".
Black Oxygen made a video for "Insane".
Jamie Searle created a Kickstarter campaign for My Brothers and Sisters.
Adele's "Skyfall" is stellar. But you already knew that.
On Wednesday, October 17, Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day will play at the following theaters in the Kansas City area: Town Center 20 with IMAX (Leawood), Barrywoods 24 with IMAX and ETX (north of the river) and Cinemark 20 (Merriam).
Kansas City Click: My official picks are published here.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)