Signor Benedick The Moor, featured in The Wire 367
One of the best things I’ve ever done —music journalism wise— was have a sit down with the Deathbomb Arc family. I was working in LA, so I called them up about an interview, and they just invited me over to their house.
At one point Brian Kinsman (True Neutral) and I are talking about obscure rappers we like, and I start asking him about SB The Moor, who had been talking to the label about coming down to LA to make music.
Jonathan and William from clipping. were there (it was Jonathan’s house) and William says, “I haven’t heard his stuff yet.” I look at him and say (because William Hutson knows an insane fuckton about hip hop) “you have to, dude has a Danny Brown flow, and his beats are really well thought out.”
I think Brian put it best though when he said, “This guy is making all of this really sophisticated music, in his bedroom, but he’s in Sacramento. So we think ok, he’s young, what’s to lose by coming down,” so he calls SB on the phone and they’re talking about it, and he explains this thought to him, like, “hey this is worth a try, though it might not work out,” and SB The Moor says “Well, yeah dude, I have a fallback plan”.
His shit. is already. thought out.
(then we all argued about the Shakespeare reference, that SB is very well aware of…music geeks, UNITE! haha)