#Rosbox: Coming Out the Box Vol.1 // Various Artists

Category:  Music Reviews
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:40 AM
#Rosbox: Coming Out the Box Vol.1 // Various Artists by Cory Vaillancourt

#Rosbox: Coming Out the Box Vol.1

Various Artists

Roswell Enterprise

2.5 Stars

Again I repeat: Erie’s music scene is more vibrant than the scene in some cities thrice her size, and our hip-hop community is probably the most energetic portion thereof; for proof, one needs to look no further than this compilation album recorded, mixed, and mastered (mostly) by insanely talented local producer Doc Proto featuring local heavies C. Brown, Neiman, and Jonny Evans along with a dozen-odd others of varying consequence. But here’s the part where I cut a switch – “One Erie One Love” needs “One Erie Tough Love” sometimes… and, well, there’s some really terrible performances on this album. Terrible. But buy the album and decide for yourself, because the bad stuff doesn’t quite outweigh the good stuff here; however, I think some of the artists on this album still have some grindin’ to do before they’re allowed out the box again.

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Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Big Something is bringing a refreshing, bold sound to the Kings Rook Club on Friday, Sept. 30.

Crimes of the Heart is a play that walks a tightrope between levity and long-faced drama.

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

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