I first met Generik and Anek at Urban Underground when it was hosted at the Kava Lounge. The duo (LNC) put on an energetic, entertaining set and obviously had a local following. Both artists were super down to earth and were more inviting than one might imagine well known locals to be. Generik’s beatboxing was certainly a refreshing element for all in attendance. But it wasn’t until the Typical Cats show that I would realize just how much of an underground staple was. When TC calls up a local boy to rock the mic alongside them, you know he must have a rep – one he undoubtedly upheld.
All that to say, Generik is dope. Not only can he be lyrically dexterous, he is a renowned beat boxer, he produced the album and mixed/mastered the album as well. Sweaters In The Summer can best be described as a summer inside the head of a mad scientist. It certainly has the laid-back, west coast vibe of a summer album (much like Dannu’s Virgo Summer) but it is deeply contemplative and somewhat introverted, giving it a unique vibe. Due to it’s cerebral nature, this album will require multiple listens to be fully enjoyed. Listen. Enjoy. Share.
Peace and Love,
PS – SAC will be fully reviewing the album for our fall quarterly, due out Oct. 31st.