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PR: Misterthumbs Presents - Thumb Drive The Mixtape
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 8:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

From Purple Bird Music:

Misterthumbs Presents - Thumb Drive The Mixtape




The latest installment from the Jersey born, left-field rapper Alex “misterthumbs” Smith, brings the rants of a post-graduate cubicle lurker by day – underground rapper by night. The mixtape features production by label mates Dead Geoff and Chi’ Akai, as well as collaborations with New York producers WHITE MAGICK and Hartley Lewis and Natural Ingredients’ teammate Entricut. The unassuming, middle class rapper engages a variety of topics ranging from his phobia of waking up in the morning to reminiscing about childhood memories of “Saved by the Bell” and “Boy Meets World.” He even dedicates a track to explain his interest in leaving the lights on when entertaining female guests.

            In the left field hip-hop game, misterthumbs is a veteran outfielder; an MC of the organic hip hop duo Natural Ingredients, as well as the glitch-hop team, The Opposables. For the first time in his career, misterthumbs finds himself in his own light on his first solo release. Holstering his AK-47-esque articulation, misterthumbs opts on the side of clarity and diction over rapid rhythm for his new mixtape. Flows and delivery come in a variety of tones: from the assertive and confident (“Just Chill” and “238”) to the honest and insecure (“Ninja Without His Nunchucks”) to the playful anti-thug routine (“Party with the Lights On” and “Fist Pump City.”)

The mixtape is an ethnography on the life of a rapper with no secrets, fronts, or misconceptions. misterthumbs tells his story from the streets, albeit suburban streets lined with big houses or swank apartment buildings. The first single off the mixtape, “Stay Runnin” is a testament to self-inflicted insomnia and the resulting consequences that the rising sun brings with it. Rushed dressing, chugging cheerios, and a groggy eyed run to the subway – all to sit in a cubicle for the rest of the day.

misterthumbs has been featured on WNYU 89.1FM and WRUV 90.1FM. He signed to Purple Bird Music in 2009 and has had over 2,000 unique downloads over his first two EPs. misterthumbs has played at venues through Burlington, Vermont and New York City, New York including: Higher Ground, Nectars, Club Metronome, Lake Johnson, Cin-M-Art Space 17, and the Sidewalk Café.

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