KEXP made available the video of Kingdom Crumbs’ live, in-studio performance from September 14, 2013. Good vibes and synergy from the four man crew of Jerm, Tay Sean, Mikey Nice, and Jarv Dee.
Kingdom Crumbs (Cloud Nice’s Tay Sean, Jarv Dee, Mikey Nice, and Jerm) are creators of the best Seattle rap album of 2012, at least in this blogger’s humble opinion. Make sure to download the crew’s swagged-out, heady self-titled debut, here.
New today is this remix of Kingdom’s “The Mezzanine,” treated with due respect by one half of Fresh Espresso, P Smoov. The two groups will be performing at the same City Arts Fest show at Neumos on 10/19. Go here to check the science.
The now week-old Kingdom Crumbs debut album will likely remain fresh in listener’s ears for the remainder of the uno dos. Cloud Nice alums Tay Sean, Jerm, Mikey Nice, and Jarv Dee cast pristine drops of sound on the local rap scene in both the fashion to which you are already accustomed, and in brand new ways entirely. It’s worth the time and hard drive space.
Kingdom Crumbs is the latest incarnation composed of members from the extensive Cloud Nice family tree. KC is: Tay Sean, Jarv Dee, Mikey Nice, and Jerm. The track is “Pick Both Sides Of My Brain” A little more knowledge for your brizzain:
Kingdom Crumbs is a new band comprised of four members … The music created is hip-hop, although the approach is highly experimental, drawing from various forms, be it tribal chants, psychedelic rock, or electro. The group hails from Seattle, WA, a city now widely recognized for its unique brand of avant garde hip-hop.
New Year’s Eve prediction #1: In 2010, hip-hop in Seattle will be ruled by two entities — rap veterans The Physics and the (relatively) new-school Cloud Nice collective. (Thig, Monk, and Justo just need to get that sophomore full-length out pronto to claim their spot!)
Tay Sean and company have already done an excellent job of keeping it moving with a series of free leak, mixtape, and EP drops, with no real prominent LP release. That will change in early 2010, with Helladope’s already highly-lauded Return to Planet Rock. There’s gotta be something in the air up on Beacon that’s causing all of this dopeness. (Come to think of it, the cause of the dopeness might actually be dope — but whatever.)
Cloud Nice is positioned to take over hip-hop in The Six with their brand of futuristic, highly-danceable northwest-coast g-funk. Tay Sean’s production is simple enough to appeal to the young kids, yet advanced and clever enough (musically that is) for older heads to appreciate. If TS were an NBA player, he’d be Chris Paul: playground flashiness combined with a heavy dose of old-school fundamentals.
Here’s the latest from CN’s Beacon Hill lookout, a brief six-track EP from Mister Mikey Nice called Chillin’ In the Future. Click on the album cover below for the DL link.
(A quick note on my download posts: one of my few rules for linking to these downloads is that I absolutely must listen to the material, preferably a minimum of two times, before I comment or post on it. I hold to this philosophy because the whole point of 206up.com is to provide thoughtful commentary and criticism on the music. And how can I do that if I haven’t actually heard the ish? Anyway, my point is, I’m trying not to get caught up with being the fastest blogger [I don’t have time for that anyway] or the most exclusive — though I do appreciate being included on artists’ email lists with the more venerable local bloggers. Anyway, that’s all. Just wanted to share.)