Yay or Nay: Googie

a3997595044_2
So, here’s something that rarely happens. I was in Queens last week to see a show. Open Mike Eagle ,Billy Woods (with Elucid) and Premrock all were playing. Typically, when i go to see shows nowadays, I pretty much tend to block out all opening acts. It’s nothing personal, I just have been at and performed at so many shows in my life history has taught me to trust the odds. Odds are, the opening act is forgettable. So, I’m at the venue in queens, chilling at the bar while the opening acts play, chatting with some friends and this voice from the stage cuts through everything else. I look over and one of the opening acts (Shout outs to Sarcasmo, who bought a punk rock intensity to the rap show) had a friend rapping with him. Where i was sitting wasn’t the best spot to be deciphering lyrics but one thing was clear, this dude could flow his ass off and his voice was commanding.
After the show, we spoke briefly. His Name is Googie and he’s from New jersey. He recently did a mixtape using all beats by Pretty Lights (pretty slick idea cause his beats sound great with rapping on them). I gave it a listen and it’s pretty solid. Definitely tons of potential in this dude.


So, I ask you: What do you think?

If you want his whole mixtape: