Earatik Statik

Check back for upcoming shows.

Genre: Hip Hop, Indie

Official Site: myspace.com/earatikstatik

Band Bio: Earatik Statik :: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Gravel Records Reviewed on Monday, March 23, 2009 by Jason Kordich When any hip-hop album contains production from Pete Rock, Large Professor, J-Zone and verses from Sean Price and Sadat X, you expect nothing short of a classic, true school hip-hop experience. Over the course of 17 tracks, Chi town's very own Earatik Statik (Los, Sef, Tone Benefit, DJ Rude1, Pru) latest effort, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, cashes in on those expectations. This is an album for fans of story driven hip-hop ("Family and Friends"). This is an album for fans of hip-hop anthems ("Miss Those Years"). This crew has been in the game for over 10 years, and it shows in the quality of their sound, their dedication to their lyrics, and the overall conception of each and every track on this album. This is an album for fans who prefer hip-hop at its essence rather than in the midst of "progression". "Miss Those Years" begins with a sample from the Interlude to "Can It All Be So Simple" off of Wu-Tang's 36 Chambers album. Critically dissecting the changes that have come in the game over the years by stressing artists have been "downsizing sound wise", this is a track that expresses a longing for the days when the game was different. Never letting the game consume them, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a testament that hip-hop with a throw back flare can be successful, avoid feeling dated, and provide a chin check to countless artists who fled from the fundamentals of hip-hop for the flavor of the moment.

By: earatik@gmail.com


Share this page!
           



LIST YOUR BAND'S BIO
AND TOUR DATES! CLICK HERE



FIND SHOWS BY VENUE


ALPHAVILLE

APOLLO THEATRE - Buy!

B.B. KING BLUES

BABY'S ALL RIGHT

BARCLAY'S CENTER - Buy!

BERLIN

BIRDLAND

BEACON THEATER - Buy!

BOWERY BALLROOM - Buy!

BRIC HOUSE

BROOKLYN BAZAAR

BROOKLYN BOWL - Buy!

BROOKLYN STEEL - Buy!

CARNEGIE HALL - Buy!

CONEY ISLAND BABY

C'MON EVERYBODY

ELSEWHERE

FOREST HILLS STADIUM - Buy!

GOOD ROOM

GRAMERCY THEATRE - Buy!

IRVING PLAZA - Buy!

JOE'S PUB

KNITTING FACTORY - Buy!

(LE) POISSON ROUGE

TOWN HALL - Buy!

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM - Buy!

HIGHLINE BALLROOM - Buy!

HOLO

JONES BEACH - Buy!

LINCOLN CENTER - Buy!

KINGS THEATRE - Buy!

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - Buy!

MERCURY LOUNGE - Buy!

MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG - Buy!

NEW YORK CITY WINERY

OUR WICKED LADY

OUTPUT

PIANOS

PLAYSTATION THEATER - Buy!

PRUDENTIAL HALL - Buy!

NJ PUBLIC ARTS CENTER

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL - Buy!

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL - Buy!

ROUGH TRADE - Buy!

SAINT VITUS BAR - Buy!

SECRET ROBOT

SILENT BARN

SOBs - Buy!

SONY HALL - Buy!

ST. GEORGE THEATER - Buy!

SUNNYVALE

TERMINAL 5 - Buy!

THE BELL HOUSE - Buy!

THE BOWERY ELECTRIC

THE CUTTING ROOM

THE GLOVE

THE FOOTLIGHT

THE GUTTER

UNION HALL