Two years after P.O.S. dropped his critically acclaimed 2006 album, Audition, he’s making a return with Never Better (February 3rd on RSE). I’m getting a blank on the writing tip so I’ll just grab the description from the Rhymesayer’s website…
Written mostly in a moving car, P.O.S raps at full clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There’s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. Never Better enters a room like bombshell with a black eye, badass, noisy, and impossible to ignore. Feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines. With an unlikely punk rock past and an ever growing loyal hip hop fan base, P.O.S proves he is a rapper with range, a real musician and an unstoppable performer. Don’t mistake Never Better for some hybrid or some contrived crossover project because for P.O.S genres are as they every were: permeable.
DOWNLOAD: P.O.S. – Goodbye [right click + save as…]
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Pre-order Never Better at Fifth Element now! Also, hit the jump for the full artwork of the single and dates for P.O.S. national tour that kicks off 2 days after the release of the album… UPDATE: Speaking of Rhymesayers, check out Atmosphere’s Slug on URB Firsts.
Feb 05 – Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
Feb 06 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar
Feb 07 – Portland, OR Satyricon
Feb 09 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Feb 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
Feb 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
Feb 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Feb 14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
Feb 15 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
Feb 16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
Feb 17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
Feb 18 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Feb 20 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Feb 21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Feb 22 – Boston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
Feb 23 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Feb 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 26 – Champaign, IL @ Canopy
Feb 27 – Eau Claire, WI @ Stones Throw
Feb 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.