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DAILY FIX: Jo Casino, "Weed And Andrè"

Posted by: Tony – Dec 14, 2012

We want to place the best tracks from this past year in the video section and in looking back we definitely wanted this track. A feel good joint about summertime is a highlight on these cold winter days. Check out the video and make sure to read our review of the album and interview with The Seven Hills Crew below.


DAILY FIX: The Seven Hills Mixtape
Every time I start to think I'm getting a solid understanding of the Richmond hip-hop scene, another crew comes along to prove to me how much more great local hip hop shit I still haven't heard yet. No Name No Brain Productions and Mix Breed Entertainment have both jumped onto my radar in a big way over the last few months. I'm not sure if the two are officially affiliated, but I have certainly noticed that they've both been working with the same people a lot lately--and they're getting a lot done, too.


RT's RVA Hip Hop Spotlight: Jo Casino
I recently got a chance to meet up with local emcee Jo Casino to talk about the future, ups and downs of hip hop, and what’s next for him. From what I gathered Jo is very smart, sophisticated, and comedic for such a busy emcee. I was hoping to come to a house like the one is his video for “Weed and Andre,” but where we were really wasn’t that type of environment. Jo Casino, like most local emcees, has a job and is a normal RVA resident, just like you. The one thing that stood out to me about him was the fact that he was so down to earth and has a great outlook on the future of his music and persona.


RVA No. 10: Seven Hills Crew
GWAR's shadow is long. Scan the show calendars of Kingdom or Strange Matter and you're likely to find a litany of grimly named hardcore/metal acts. At some point in the late '80s when most cities wanly eyed the dregs of punk and shunted the bottle aside, Richmond flagged the bartender down for a harder cocktail with a keener edge. Blast beats and sub-120 second nihilism put down their roots in the former Confederate capital and found rich soil. Why exactly RVA musicians dove headfirst into hardcore punk is an open question, but to me the disconnect between our homegrown scene and the national soundscape stands out like a boil-red zit.


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