Neiman // No Second Guessing the New Depression

Categories:  Music Reviews    Music
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 7:50 AM
Neiman // No Second Guessing the New Depression by Cory Vaillancourt

Neiman

No Second Guessing the New Depression

Self-released

4 Stars

Casual hip-hop fans may already know that Erie’s the kind of place where you really have to put in a lot of effort to find live performances; hardcore grinders, however, know just how rewarding that effort is. Erie’s hip-hop scene – while under the radar for the most part – may just be Erie’s most creative and energetic music scene. Take local rapper Neiman, for example. His newest solo album (you may remember him from collaborations with Dommy Doo under the nom de guerre Random Union) starts with circus-like fanfare, but there’s no funny business after that – only serious rhymes layered upon thick, jazzy samples that don’t neglect the booming bottom-end we all appreciate. There’s even a spoken-word piece on here that gives listeners a peek behind the curtain and spotlights just how hard Nieman works on his act; so don’t be a clown – check this record. – Cory Vaillancourt 

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 23
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Grin and “bear” it in support of Pennsylvania’s Special Olympics

Extraordinary histories across canvases of skin

A conversation with former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card 

 

JazzErie will continue to please enthusiasts by hosting Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoceros at the Erie Art Museum.

The acclaimed Broadway musical Kinky Boots is stepping up to Erie’s Warner Theatre.

IN THIS ISSUE

Extraordinary histories across canvases of skin

A conversation with former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card 

 

JazzErie will continue to please enthusiasts by hosting Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoceros at the Erie Art Museum.

The acclaimed Broadway musical Kinky Boots is stepping up to Erie’s Warner Theatre.

 Flower Crown’s debut LP is an utterly gorgeous piece.

Restoring the stories of women who matter 

 

A conversation with journalist Philip Rucker 

Harrisburg does good

Suburbicon spends too much time winking at its own cleverness to be an entertaining story.

On November 15th, Teddy Rankin will be performing with his father, Glenn, at The Colony.

2017 Best of Erie Voting Now Open! Vote Now!
Closing in
Click here to close now