I recently read a little bit about Detroit rapper Phat Kat, the first time I’d heard of him, which is fitting seeing as how that story details his success in Europe and relative obscurity in the U.S.
Analog Giant already has been up in your face about fellow Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk, who makes an appearance on Phat Kat’s Carte Blanche, released last month on Look Records.
Phat Kat (aka Ronnie Cash) not only name-checks Phoenix, AZ, on Nasty Ain’t It, he also has worked with J Dilla, so you probably shouldn’t need any more proof to check it out. But if you do, Cold Steel (courtesy Spinner) should set you straight. Have you ever heard such a menacing bass line?
Phat Kat (feat. Elzhi) | Cold Steel
TONIGHT: Finally. El-P is at the Clubhouse in Tempe. Get your tickets. I was fortunate to talk to him for my day job. Check it out.