Mod Sun, Cisco Adler
Monday, March 18th 7:00PM
MOD SUN released his first CD (a full-length) titled, “I’ll Buy Myself”, on January 31st 2009. It featured 11 songs, all of which were original beats made by MOD SUN himself. The songs were written and recorded over a 8 month span from May to December 2008. Every song was recorded in his bedroom and produced by him and only him. He did it all by himself…hence the name of the record.
MOD SUN recently released his second free mix tape “How To Make A MOD SUN”. It includes 17 new original songs and remixes. H2MAMS paints the picture of his thoughts about growing up and teaches you the steps it took to get to where he currently stands today. Very well-written with get wordplay and punchlines, but doesn’t rely on either of those to get his point across. “I care about the first 3 letters of the word ‘artist’. I take my word very seriously.”
Los Angeles-born alternative hip-hop/reggae/funk-rock artist Cisco Adler, the son of director/music producer Lou Adler, first caught the public’s attention as the frontman for Malibu-based rockers Whitestarr, with whom he released a pair of albums, Luv Machine and Fillith Tillith, before leaving the group in 2008. He began working with rapper Shwayze that same year, releasing an album that boasted a pair of singles, “Buzzin” and “Corona and Lime,” which found success on the Billboard Hot 100. A second outing released under Shwayze’s name, Let It Beat, arrived in 2009, followed in 2011 by Island in the Sun. While still working with Shwayze, Adler released a pair of EPs under his own name (Alice in La La Land in 2009 and The W’s in 2011), as well as a pair of mixtapes (Rich Girls in 2008 and Super California Lipstick Sexy Magic Dope Shit in 2010). In 2012 Adler’s first solo album, Aloha, was issued on his own Bananabeat Records.
Eighteen-year-old Philly rapper Tayyib Ali made a name for himself last fall with his mixtape 18 and this month he’s set to drop his new one, Keystone State of Mind. Maybe it’s the catchy ’60s lounge sample, maybe it’s Ali’s smooth, friendly flow and honest message, but I can’t stop listening to the title track. “Rap is my life,” he says at the end of the track. “This is what I’m passionate as hell about.” You can tell.”