with Sims & Papertiger of Doomtree and Deep Thinkers
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- Categories: Hip-hop / rap
- Event posted: June 11, 2007
- Last updated: Feb. 19, 2009
- Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, 9 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Cost: $9
- Age limit: All ages
Much has been made of P.O.S.'s punk rock past; the tattoos and piercings, the skater fashion, the high-school pictures of young P.O.S. sporting a frohawk. Fact is, P.O.S is not a crossover artist-he's been rapping as long as he's been thrashing. His punk sensibility doesn't make him less of a rapper, it makes him more of a musician and allows him to fuse the angst and sincerity of punk rock with the wit and lyricism of underground hip-hop. The Rhymesayers lyricist runs the gamut from '70s funk to '80s hardcore to '90s rap on his sophomore LP "Audition," firing off self-produced nuggets that are shorter, louder and more abrasive than his 2005 debut "Ipecac Neat."