Johnboy quakes with laughter when he orders me to write another Unearthed Review, and I’m powerless to do anything about it.
Ahh well. Next on my list is Stateovmind… wait what? Stateovmind? Yes. I read that correctly, ok fine. Moving on.
Here’s what Unearthed has to say about him:
He may be new to your ears but long-time Hip Hop music fan/contributer Stateovmind, has spent years locked away in his various Canberra bedrooms recording and honing his word craft. The 5-Track “Something for Nothing” EP is the introduction and embodiment of this process and is available for free both as a digital download and as a limited run CD.
The EP features production from across Australia including M-Phazes, Devize and Neversaidall. And also features appearances from the soulful Ally Cowell on “Journey” and fellow All Ords member Podbotiks on the gritty “Not Right.” “Something For Nothing” is a short and sharp introduction to Stateovmind with one aim, to share locally produced hip hop music.
Here’s what I have to say about him:
What the hell was he thinking with that name? Stateovmind. It looks ugly, it sounds ugly to say, it feels ugly to type. Stateovmind. Ugh. I think it’s supposed to sound tough and thoughtful at the same time, maybe? I don’t know. It doesn’t. I don’t get it. It’s not the point, move on Barcham.
So StateOFmind is a hip hop artist who should probably buy his backup singer a gift. Her contributions are pretty much the only thing of note in either of the two tracks up on Unearthed. I can’t help but think this is music for people who don’t care at all about what they listen to. I’m not entirely sure there were two tracks up there, it may have been the same one uploaded twice with a name change.
Was that too mean? Staffubblind does little to make himself seem worthwhile. I know someone will tell me I don’t ‘understand’ hip hop enough to ‘get’ what Stotbglubglubmend is doing, and that person will most likely be correct. But that won’t change the fact that his name is stupid and I can’t get past that. Sorry, I know I’m a bad person.