Edan freestyles and DJ’s at the same damn time in this promo for Daptone’s upcoming Poets Of Rhythm anthology due Oct. 1st.
Don’t know how we missed this, but it comes from DJ Format’s new LP, Statement of Intent. Considering raps by Edan are so rare these days, we’re happy to have this. Video production by Tim Crawley. In other Edan news, he is working on a “psych/soul/break mix”, a rock EP, and a “rapp” EP.
This kind of thing usually doesn’t excite us, but it’s rare we get new material from Edan. Here he drops an exclusive verse at the Jazz Cafe in London, earlier this month. Don’t front, he kills ‘em with the super-scientifical madness.
Edan speaks on this promo item in an interview with Nerdtorious. That was just something I did for the fuck of it and became one of those bonus things you get when you order shit from [HipHopSite.Com]. That’s all it was. I cannot remember if I did it specifically for promotional shit or if it [cont.]
Edan just held a screening for the film tonight in Boston, which drops November 9th. Produced/directed by Tom Fitzgerald, Cut Chemist’s go-to video man who works also for Cinefamily in L.A., Edan’s Echo Party Movie is a fast-paced, retro onglomeration of unrelated and interesting video clips from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s that prove to [cont.]
(Mixtape; No Rating Given) Edan may have only released three full-length albums, but he’s managed to reach legendary status amongst hip-hop heads and old school purists. An acquired taste, Edan has nailed what made hip-hop great in the 1980’s and regurgitated it into his own modern sound, best exemplified on his Primitive Plus and Beauty [cont.]
HHS: Knowing you have a good sense of humor, we have to ask, what’s with the hair? Last time we saw you, it was high and tight, now you’re a virtual hair-tree? You trying to become the lead-singer of an Alt-Rock group? Edan: I ain’t trying shit. My hair growing is a result of NOT [cont.]
While the late 90′s / turn-of-the-millenium independent hip-hop scene produced a lot of duds still collecting dust on record store shelves (ahem), there we’re also a handful of diamonds in the rough. Sure, artists like MF Doom, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, and Madlib have become household names to underground fans (and mainstream haters), but there’s [cont.]
Who would have thought that it would ever come back to this? In today’s industry of big-name producers using expensive equipment and 100+ track studios to churn out the next batch of slickly produced radio hits, there stands a skinny white kid who seems oblivious to it all. Perhaps the 23-year-old Edan has been locked in [cont.]
For whatever reason, I’m really feeling Edan. Maybe I just have a soft spot in my heart for wacked-out white MCs from Boston. Or maybe it’s just because Edan is dope-a-delic in a way that hasn’t impressed me for a long time. Yeah, his retro-88 style – nicely exemplified on the Ultramagnetic tribute song “Ultra ’88″ [cont.]
Maybe it’s just because we’re all getting older (ok, at least some of us are) but Edan’s retro-88 hip-hop style manages to be both invigorating and comforting because of its familiarity. A more forward-minded critic might deride him for just recycling Marley Marl and Ced Gee’s beat science and failing to innovate but I disagree. You [cont.]
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