10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Tracks of 2012
Arizona transplant Savant talked about, "bridging the gap between touching the people that admire me most, and getting them to come with me to see what goes on in my life day in and day out," in an interview with the New Times this past May.
The introspective "Bar Enrichment" helped accomplish that with a sophisticated turn tinged with piano keys and sharp rhymes. Local rappers MedafOracle and Mr. Miranda also make an appearance on the track.
Tucson son Black One kind of surprised us back in May when he dropped a "Super-Smash Dubstep" single, leaving us to wonder, just what is Super-Smash Dubstep. Black One went on to tell us about his roots in the EDM scene and the turntable spinning world, and how they shaped his infatuation with dubstep crunch. The sound continued surfacing in his latest album, The Rise and the bass heavy tune, "No Want."