VIDEO: “LittleManBigCity” – Sam Lachow

There are no children to this blogger’s name, but if there were, best believe I would have a very hard time raising them in a city like New York. This place is big, bad, hungry, and deigns not to the weak of heart. Seattle son and current New York City resident Sam Lachow understands this and “LittleManBigCity” is his cautionary tale/proverbial slug to the arm of his little brother, Charlie, who finds himself young and bright-eyed in a town known for making and destroying the dreams of its residents, age notwithstanding. Be that as it may, I wouldn’t trade the last four years living in this city for anything, and I would wager that Sam and Charlie feel exactly the same way.

Check out more about MC/producer/director Sam Lachow and his new LP, Brand New Bike, here.


VIDEO & DOWNLOAD: “Gary Payton” – Sam Lachow (feat. Sky Blaow & B Skeez)

Seattle and New York affiliate Sam Lachow’s recent video and single, “Gary Payton,” isn’t exactly an adequate representation of the rest of the music on the do-everything MC/producer/director’s debut album, Brand New Bike (available now on iTunes). That’s a shame, because the somewhat amusing but mostly inane frat boy rap of “Gary Payton” might turn some heads off before giving the rest of the LP a fair shake. Don’t let the Asher Roth-lite stylings of the video turn you away.

Brand New Bike is a lighthearted, breezy ode to weed, summertime leisure, and the DIY rap lifestyle. It’s impressively capable, especially the production which features live instrumentation and a refreshing simplicity that never over-complicates matters. As for the artist, Sam Lachow will never be a threat to immobilize a competing MC (his delivery is like a more robust version of State Of The Artist’s Hyphen8d), but what he lacks in God-given aesthetic, he counters with a quick wit and above-average technical skill. BNB might just suit your needs for that Saturday night deck party, an event Lachow would be happy to crash.

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