Manitoba rapper Patrick Skene has been around for a number of years now, making hip-hop for the backpackers and the heads, like 2010’s mondo-catchy yet conscious“Tens of Dollars” off his album Skid Row.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 2, he’ll be releasing People are the Worst at the Lo Pub with the Greg MacPherson band and DJ Co-op in tow. Given that the album is already out on Marathon of Dope and is killer (incl. a Monks sample, wtf!?) it should be one hell of a show.
I had a chance to talk to talk to Patrick Skene, who’s had these songs as extra material from Skid Row, and it aired this past Sunday at noon on my radio show Highbrow Low Blows on CKUW 95.9 FM. You, however, can still listen to the interview because CKUW archives all radio shows for four weeks.
In it, Skene talks about the upcoming release, how people are so awful, teaching kids to deal with their anger issues, and the influence of DJ Bunny, who Skene had the pleasure of working with on the new album’s “I Ain’t A Rapper I’m a DJ”.