JAP – “#hashbags”


In a 2006 interview with MTV, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon┬águshed over their 12-year-old daughter playing in a band. Six years later, Coco Gordon Moore and her punk-tinged project Big Nils are going strong, with a few releases on Bandcamp. Although Moore is sure to attract the most attention out of the band’s members due to her blood lines, another member is doing big things as well. Big Nils’ drummer┬áSen is building himself an eclectic career at 19 years old. His stoner-friendly percussion work on Big Nils takes a slight hiatus for his new hip-hop project, JAP. With beats by Northampton’s own The Derevolutions, the project shows potential with the debut “#hashbags”. The Derevolutions takes a smooth, RZA-like approach to the beat, as glistening keys build toward stellar brass and string accompaniments. JAP’s delivery compares to the loose vibes of Das Racist, alternating between fast-paced wit and subdued retrospection — the latter accompanied by a bong cough or two. Look for more from this exciting hip-hop project soon.

The Derevolutions showed his hip-hop beatmaking chops recently with a remix of Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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