Hippie hop pioneer Mod Sun has been blazing a trail all his own for the better part of the last half decade. In December 2012 Mod was wrapping up his final headlining tour of the year, and we were fortunate enough to get him in the studio to record an ‘OS Sessions’ appearance with DJ/Guitarist Part Brown. The videos and mp3s from the performance are not quite ready for release, so we thought this week would be a good time to unveil some exclusive photos from Mod’s time in the studio. Click below to enjoy the images and keep checking back update on when his acoustic session will go live on the site! (more…)
Taken from Mod Sun’s forthcoming album, “My Hippy” showcases how much the young rapper has developed since his last release. The production, video design, and lyrical content are miles ahead of anything we’ve heard up to this point, and could very well be the beginning of a new era for his career. You can stream the song below.
Mod Sun is constantly on the road. Click here to see when he’ll be in a city near you and keep an eye out for his OS Acoustic Session to premiere in the coming weeks. (more…)
Capping off a year that found him headlining a stage on Van’s Warped tour and traveling all over the country, Mod Sun is finishing the year with yet another slew of tour dates. Recently, the purveyor of hippie hop brought his fun-loving sound to the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA and OS was on hand to capture the action. In the middle of his headline set, Mod let loose a brand new track, and we could not be more excited to present footage from that performance today. You can hear the new song, albeit in live form, below. For the best results, please watch the clip in HD.
OurStage recently had Mod Sun in the studio to record an upcoming Songs Of The Revolution acoustic session. Look for those videos, photos, and mp3s to appear here on the magazine in the coming weeks.
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Imagine an alternate reality where rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop come of age simultaneously, and greasers blast fat beats from vintage car stereos on their way to the sock hop. This is the world of G-Eazy, a New Orleans-bred emcee and producer whose been on a precipitous rise to the top of the rap game for the past few years. After a string of mixtape releases culminating with The Endless Summer, which demonstrated his pitch-perfect blend of doo-wop and hip-hop, G is poised to take over the national scene. He’s opened for Lil Wayne and A$AP Rocky, and is currently one of the few hip-hop artists on the Vans Warped Tour. We recently caught up with G about the tour, his upcoming album, and what he’d really do with a trip back in time.
OS: You’re playing on every date of the Vans Warped Tour this summer. What has it been like so far as a hip-hop artist on a mostly punk tour?
G: Well, it totally feels like I’m an outsider, but it’s all working out just fine. I think that having Mod Sun and T. Mills playing the same stage that I’m playing helps a lot because we have a lot of crossover fans that we share. But other that that it’s been fun. It’s been interesting being the outsider and not always fitting in, but there are a ton of cool people here and a ton of cool bands. It’s not really my scene and I wasn’t even into this as a kid, so it’s definitely strange, but it’s really awesome in its own way. There’s a lot of fans here that straight up look like actors from a Tim Burton movie.
OS: But you’re also kind of an out-of-the-box hip-hop artist yourself, with the ’60s doo-wop vibe that you bring to your tracks. What if you could go actually back to the era that you emulate in your music? Which artist would you want to collaborate with?
G: The obvious answer would be The Beatles, but that’s not really a possibility. I feel like they wouldn’t collaborate with anybody. They were kind of in their own world. But if it would be possible to squeeze into one of their sessions and find a way to work with John Lennon, that would be really unbelievable. Also, I mean, if I could go back in time and I could get Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers to the studio and have them lay parts down, I think that would be kind of awesome.