Why?, Fishboy

Is Why? the future of hip-hop or a singer-songwriter gone mad? Actually, he's probably both. A member of San Francisco indie-rap conglomerate Anticon, Why? already proved himself a terribly weird rapper in a three-member project called cLOUDDEAD, whose spacey sounds and half-sung, super-slow rhymes have since been copped by British semi-sensation The Streets. But when Why? plays by himself, the question you'll be asking is "which?" The guy switches from strummed guitars and meek singing to stoner beats and rhymes at a moment's notice, and the genre-hopping will either drive you mad or drive you wild. Denton's Fishboy opens, and for once, his goofy stage behavior and Prozac-pumped songs will seem normal in comparison.

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sam Machkovech