Some would say finding this photo is what caused me to finally post something new to TECB. Some would say changing my password to VerballySpaced@gmail.com to a random grouping of letters by smashing the keyboard only to never log in ever again is what caused me to finally post something new to TECB. The truth, Fox Moulder fans, is indeed out there. And it lies somewhere in between. Connecticut’s native son Emilio Lopez is back with a new track, some unreleased tunes courtesy of him and producer A-Nice. A track called “Hangover Remedy” (get it, that dog has a hangover so he’s got an ice pack on his head) that knocks and features E’s patented bravado and swagger (notice I said swagger and not the abbreviated version that has ruined the aforementioned e-mail address’ inbox). Press play below and hear it for yourself:
I’ve heard of some silly hangover remedies in my day. Gatorade, greasy diner food, cracking a fresh beer, drinking the empties from the previous night, ice cold milk, cold showers, hot showers, intercourse, and calling out of work. The only one from that group that actually worked for me is cold showers. Also I don’t get hungover anymore because I’m not 19 anymore. You filthy stayouts.
2012 was big for music. John Mayer made a comeback. Green Day dropped three albums. El-P put more than his name into every critic’s mouth. Frank Ocean and the rest of OFWGKTA came out of the closet. A band named “fun.” existed. Pussy Riot happened and cries of injustice saturated Facebook statuses until it was time to Instagram lunch. And Barack Obama signed to Roc Nation. Lucky for me, things I care about also happened in the past three-hundred and sixty-five days. This is my 2012 year-end post. An alphabetized breakdown of the year’s highlights in music. I hope you enjoy. Creek my gangnam style:
I just drove in and out of my gym’s parking lot. Blogging seemed like better exercise this evening. That’s word. I am a herb. But at least I’m two-and-a-half sentences deep on my year-end ABC post. And I’m here now to up the new video from Emilio Lopez & RJBeats – ”That’s Word,” featuring the reigning push-up contest champion of Rhode Island, Meta P.
Emilio Lopez has been rhyming around these Rhode Island parts for years now, and a solid local fan base has come of it. Shit, as a Demigodz member the guy co-wrote an ode to the smallest state after he moved out of it. People love him around here. And, although the Demigodz affiliation is no longer, Emilio has since been pounding the pavement on a solo mission and yielding nice results with each step. His Demolition Deluxe EP from February received well-deserved feedback, and with “Listenin’ to B.I.,” the lead single from the RJBeats-produced EP Vice City Nights, E has gained some very positive attention outside of the Northeast.
Which brings us to this point. The release date for Vice City Nights. Emilio was nice enough to sit down with TECB and answer a few questions about his latest and greatest work, his opinion on the G-O-D RiFF RaFF, and what’s in store for the future. The complete interview can be read after the cut…