Buck 65: “Bone of Contention”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/09-Bone-Of-Contention.mp3|titles=Buck 65: “Bone Of Contention”]
The title of his new album, 20 Odd Years, is a good indication of Buck 65‘s longevity in the music industry. The Canadian hip-hop artist (real name: Richard Terfry) has made a long career out of experimental production and unconventional rhymes, recently incorporating elements of folk, blues, and electronica into his signature avant-garde sound.
On “Bone of Contention,” a digital-only bonus cut from 20 Odd Years, Buck’s gravelly delivery is as deft as ever, navigating a climbing bass line and circular guitar line. The track sports a radio-ready hook, compliments of Coral Osborne, daughter of 54-40‘s Neil Osborne.
If you’re in Austin for SXSW, check out one of Buck’s three scheduled performances. Details here.
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