Week 4 of Detroit emcee Doss The Artist’s #9Lives series brings about “Liquor Store,” a strongly worded, incisive track sure to induce a reaction as visceral as if you were watching The Departed. This week Doss was featured on MTVHive in a story that showcased his many styles on the mic, and “Liquor Store” proves his versatility even further.
Over a glitchy, bugged-out beat from pJAYd, Doss explores powerful themes in America’s traditions through the lens of his own personal experiences. He touches on institutional racism that begets income inequality (and all the accompanying ills of violence, incarceration and alcoholism) in the context of how he perceives his father’s legacy, his hometown, and his relationship to his country. Despite the weight of his words, hope shimmers brightly in “Liquor Store’s” final section as Doss elevates his message in a successful attempt to take his listeners higher. Keep tabs on Doss via Twitter, Tumblr, and BandCamp.
Doss The Artist: Doss The Artist – Liquor Store [prod. pJAYd]