Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More Of The Otherside: Sleep Of Oldominion

As I reiterated a few times in the review for The Otherside, that documentary shouldn't be dismissed because it omitted the role of Oldominion - a massive network of Northwest area rappers and producers. However, because of Macklemore's sudden success, I really worry about some of these artists being forgotten in the larger narrative. When Oldominion is mentioned, there are artists who should be remembered, specifically guys like Sleep of Oldominion.

Sleep was one of the founding members of the hip-hop collective and is known widely for his solo work and his work with Josh Martinez in The Chicharones. His most significant solo effort was an album back in 2005 called Christopher. His Wikipedia entry is really well kept. Here's a taste of his most recent work:

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