P.O.S releases new album Never Better 27 April 2009 via Rhymesayers Entertainment
P.O.S returns with “Never Better”, the follow up to 2006’s critically acclaimed “Audition”. Written mostly in a moving car, P.O.S raps at full clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There’s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. “Never Better” enters a room like a bombshell with a black eye, badass, noisy, and impossible to ignore. Feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines.
With an unlikely punk rock past and an ever growing loyal hip hop fan base, P.O.S proves he is a rapper with range, a real musician and an unstoppable performer. Don’t mistake “Never Better” for some hybrid or some contrived crossover project because for P.O.S, genres are as they ever were: permeable.
With further production on the record coming from Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger & MK Larada and guest spots from The Bled and Jason Shevchuk [None More Black/Kid Dynamite], special mention must go to the special packaging of the CD record:
A Limited Edition transparent CD digi-pak that holds 16 solid and 6 transparent inserts allowing the consumer to configure their own personalised cover art that also includes the lyrics. A demonstration of how to approach the packaging has even been created by the good folks at Rhymesayers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6IrjDvVkKI
Having just finished a headline tour in the USA and already a confirmed act on the entire Warped Tour USA 2009, P.O.S is finding time to head out to Europe for a week long mini tour to showcase the new album. P.O.S’ two plus years on the road in support of “Audition” proved that no genre can contain him. He’s just as comfortable performing in front of punk and rock crowds as he is with his hip hop fans. On different tours, he went out with Atmosphere, Minus the Bear, Gym Class Heroes and Underoath plus did 50+ dates on the Vans Warped Tour.
Check the vid for Drumroll below: