Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Stones Throw Records has always been a reliable source for good underground hip-hop, with artists such as Madlib and J-Dilla. Recently they have expanded their horizons with a couple of talented white boys, James Pants and Mayer Hawthorne. One track from each of their new albums will be featured here, "We're Through" by Pants and "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" by Hawthorne. Pants hails from Spokane, WA of all places, while Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His music is heavily influenced by Motown, and he is able to pull it off unlike many before him- it sounds original and fresh. It's a little hokey and poppy, but grows on you like a fungus. Pants is more of a DJ, his beats are also original and very accessible. Enough descriptions, just check this shit out and tell me if you like.