Interview Series: Taboo – Question 1

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We here are Hip Hop Dependency are really excited to bring you our first interview feature in years!  And this really came to fruition out of true admiration for a man and his craft.  Taboo has been one of the most creative rhyme writers over the course of the last few years.   His music only gets better with time.  His concepts and lyricism vary in range but ultimately are consistent in artistry and quality.

We really wanted to take the time to showcase and perhaps introduce Taboo to our readership in a way that provided depth.  The man took the time to video his responses to our questions, giving this series a depth we hadn’t seen before.  I really hope that you all will take the time to watch this series, so that you too can appreciate his unique and talented contribution to hip hop.  Every day, for the next ten days we will be delivering his answers to our questions and showcasing some of our favorite music from him.

Single You Out: Escapism – ZoomOut pt1 (feat. JadeGritty)

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ZoomOutPt1 is just one of the many powerful sounds coming from Escapism’s (Taboo x Tab) new self-titled album that I believe is a must have.  The lyricism and the energy in the track makes the song feel like it is taking a casual ride in your brain while triggering those synapses.  It’s soulful intelligence forcing the listener into introspection.  Listen and be enlightened.  Then check this amazing album!

Single You Out: I.N.F. – Bad Blood (ft. Coal Cash x Taboo)

This track just goes! The sample that is used for this song is nothing short of brilliant. It turns out that it was a song used off of The Walking Dead by Allison Mosshart and flipped to perfection by producer Edd Bundy. And then you’ve got guest bars from Coal Cash and Taboo. Ill bars. Ill production. And that can be said for the entirety of I.N.F.’s most recent album, Bourbon Barrel Bordello.

Check this project out. I am a fan!

Coal Cash – Unsung (2017)

Artist: Coal Cash

Album: Unsung

Tracklisting:

1.Narcolepsy (The Cosby Effect)

2.Cure and Maintenance (Priests of Baal)

3.Lord of the Flies (Robots prt3) Feat. Ayedeal

4.Skinner Box (Saturn’s Cube) 04:41

5.Unsung (hero) 03:36

6.Need To Believe (Kline Bottle) 03:55

7.Whatever Dreams May Come (Birkeland Current) Feat. Tabs One (Taboo)

8.Illusions Of Reality (Schrodingers’s Cat) 03:05

9.Spoils Of War (Sept 23??) 04:07

Notes:

These days I only speak on albums, that in turn speak to me, which necessitates bringing up Coal Cash’s latest album, Unsung. It has been out since August and I just couldn’t let it go any further. This album is too good to not feature and highlight the talent that lies therein.

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Single You Out: Coal Cash – Whatever Dreams May Come (ft. Taboo)

I saw Coal Cash (Double Negative) had a new album out on Bandcamp, Unsung, and I really have liked what I have hear from him thus far, so I am checking it out. And it’s a definite win! This album is big on substance, powerful lyricism, and dope production. Father Focus Confucious produced the entire project and did an incredible job.

In order to celebrate the release of this project and get the word out, I wanted to showcase this track featuring his compadre Taboo. The two have such great chemistry and create some powerful bars that play so well off of each other. It’s over eight minutes of brilliance.

Single You Out: Coast – I Ain’t Great (ft.Taboo & Skrewtape)

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Out of all the new artists I featured around last year, Coast may be my favorite.  His album, March First, was full of non stop bangers that still receives a lot of rotation here.  Now we have a new cut and the announcement of a new project, #Withoutpapers, which has a ‘coming soon’ tag.   I will promote this artist to the fullest as a shining light in a most stale musical world.  He brings a lot of energy and skill to the mic.   As an extra bonus, another artist making his name felt, Skrewtape, along with Taboo, join him on this track.   Stay tuned for more.

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