Live Video: P.O.S

Live Video
Scott Kulicke
photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set)

Minneapolis' ubiquitous underground hip hop figure P.O.S has a long list of credentials: guitarist for Building Better Bombs, vocalist and keyboard player for Marijuana Deathsquads, member of well-populated supergroup Gayngs, and a founding member of the Doomtree collective. All of these were running full bore before he was laid up with kidney failure, but after a successful transplant and months of recovery - which he recounts in both hilarious and cringe-inducing detail to host Larry Mizell Jr. - he's back on the road, on his own, and managed to make time to come through the KEXP studio. While the live room felt cavernous without a full backing band, his conversations were intimate and revealing, ranging from the (at times false) dichotomy between mainstream and underground rap and punk, the advantages and disadvantages of being a musician first and a rapper second, and the finer points of Lil Wayne's body of work. And these moments of illumination are just the breaks between his kinetic, vocally dextrous songs with the aggressive, glitched-out synth cacophony that Kanye tried to take credit for on Yeezus. Watch the whole session now:

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