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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

S.F. Rappers the Jealous Guys Issue the Icy, Ethereal Audiobook EP

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The Jealous Guys
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Here's yet another promising release from rising S.F. rappers the Jealous Guys: It's the Audiobook EP, a four-track collection of dimly ethereal beats capped with some of the more vivid rhymes we've heard -- especially from an S.F. outfit: "Headed to Pier 39/ Start an Arcade Fire that turn Tron into Phoenix ash/ My soul rise fuck a gravity overcast/ In sync with graffiti crying me a river/ Under the overpass, at last," goes a verse on "Genesis."

This collection of songs is what we might call cinematic -- a step or two more abstract than the hoes-and-blunts street hip-hop we get a lot around here. (Although its lyrics deal a lot with S.F. -- there's even a song called "Miss San Francisco.") The EP seems to sprout more dimensions with repeated listens, too; check it out after the jump.


The Jealous Guys - "Genesis" (Official Video) from 3qtr on Vimeo.

The Jealous Guys | Audiobook by 3qtr Read our interview with the Jealous Guys here. [The Fader] ---- Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Ian S. Port @iPORT, and like us at
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