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Artist Review: P.O.S.

P.O.S. is that dude right now, homeboy is an artist to the fullest and his stage presence is stellar. He truly is about the music in every way shape in form, from behind the closed doors to his room making his beats to playing his guitar on stage. Born in Minneapolis he started playing the bass guitar at a young age. He then began to listen to punk which has no doubt influenced his rhymes. Continuing on through his music career he played in a few bands as a drummer, singer, and guitarist. Eventually, leading up to his rap game. This kid delivers quality lyrics and beats, most of which he writes himself with an uncanny form of passion and respect.


His new record "Never Better" displays a dynamic range of rhythms and melodies bringing together hip hop, rock, hardcore, break beat, and even some undertones of drum and bass. P.O.S. has been around for a few years, dropping his first album on Doomtree but has been on Rhymesayers since then. He's now popping up all over the place with a new video on MTV called "Drumroll" and a couple weeks ago he debuted at #1 on Billboards new artist chart.

P.O.S. performed at Mercury Lounge in NYC recently to help promote his new album titled "Never Better" and it is just that. He's on tour right now and I strongly recommend you go see the show if he comes anywhere near your hood. He definitely puts his all into his performance. The crowd was right there with him from his hardcore fans to the backpack kids. Plain Ole Bill backed P.O.S. on the decks that night and at one point during the show he addressed the crowd with a little speech explaining to all the veteran show-goers need not be fucking assholes to the rookies who paid to get in and appreciate the same music they were. That was some of the most righteous shit I had heard at a show in a minute. People need to realize we're all in this together, I think the Grateful Dead said it best..."No time to hate" ...with that being said, peace and love motherfuckers!