vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.
Serge Severe, Strong Coffee
Serge Severe, Strong Coffee

Serge Severe – Strong Coffee

Like a adrenaline shot injected straight to your headphones, Portland’s Serge Severe’s ‘Strong Coffee’ stimulates the broken heart of hip hop and gets heads bopping. Aided by the production of 5th Sequence, this beat’s heavy jam takes you back to a time before the infiltration if the culture vultures, when hip hop was music for the people, not the corporations.

“I treat beats like a empty house/and I furnish them”

Flow is a much forgotten art in hip  hop and lack of respect for metaphor has cheapened the content, but Severe has both in spades. By song’s end the love of the complex mistress that is hip hop is rejuvenated. Ignore the naysayers who dismiss this as mere nostalgia. This is a modern version of an abandoned bloodline and folks have been waiting for its return.  You’d be a fool to not peep his latest ‘ EP ‘Boom – Bap & Bars Vol 1’. Find it on-line and plug-in.

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About P.Downes

P.Downes
A Los Angeles-based Bajan, rude boy from Boston, P. Downes (Writer/Film & Independent Music Editor) is a card-carrying music and comic book geek with dreams of making movies. He's a published comic book writer, most notably "Killer Ape and Other City Stories," a collaboration with Greg Moutafis about a black, punk band who comes of age on the night of the LA Riots. Rumor has it that he types his articles in Spider-man Underoos for good luck.
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