Double Door Welcomes
Sugar Tongue Slim
Monday, December 3, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmDouble Door
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.doubledoor.com/event/171109/
Backed by in-house production machine G.O.L.D. (Gentlemen of Leisure and Development), STS shows no constraints to taboos and exhibits no allegiance to norms. His lyrical wizardry speaks to a variety of topics not excluding social, economic, and political elements. In the frenetically focused "Whos the Greatest? Slim addresses the biggest conversation in hip-hop declaring: whos the greatest/aint no greatest/aint no gods here/we just writing raps till God appears. Not sacrificing style for intellectual depth, STS delivers a braggadocios self-introduction in "Chase" where he remarks: "I take the microphone and rock it like a sprocket in space/They give chase/but I just cant wait, vivid lyrical imagery on Take A Ride where he states, "My new flame stuck like juice stains/All tied up just like shoe strings/Cool thing when the jones get at ya/Dont rush it, enjoy the laughter", and infectiously funky wordplay on Downtown.
Sugar Tongue Slim is a versatile and dynamic lyricist with lightning quick comedic timing who holds a mirror up to the rap game in jest as an honest caricature, but whose mastery and flow places him at the fore of Hip-Hop with the most serious of emcees. At a time where industry vets question the vitality of lyrical hip-hop born out of the traditions of the Bronx, Sugar Tongue Slim creates a rhythmic fusion in his combination of his loyalty to his Southern roots and his traditionally East Coast delivery. His "city slick tongue mixin' with the country grammar" is a fundamental element of the evolution of Hip-Hop. STS is certain to have mass appeal.
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