Preview: THEORETICSPosted by Billy McManus
Some would say that if you have much more than a DJ and an Emcee that is really isn’t hip hop anymore. There is certainly an argument to be made for that school of thought, that is how it all started. However, seven piece Seattle based Hip Hop outfit THEORETICS are definitely more than your basic DJ / Emcee crew, and they are definitely Hip Hop. Blending together live drums, guitar, bass, keys, and saxophone, THEORETICS create a soulful mix of Jazzy Hip Hop Anthems.
Fronted by Chimaroke Abuachi a.k.a.”I Adjust” – Vocalist and Mark Barrett Tongish Hoy a.k.a. “Diztortion”, THEORETICS bring a lot more to the scene than just great Hip Hop, they bring a message. Though there are some socio-political edges to their lyrics, the main message seems to be hope. The track “Can’t Turn Back Now” is all about pushing back at life and taking your dreams all the way no matter what. The more introspective ” Quiet Place ” is about transformation, and looking for answers in a harsh reality. If you are tired of over inflated blingy Hip Hop, THEORETICS will be a breath of fresh air.