Monday Welcomes New ish!

Posted: December 6, 2010 by jeredfiasco in New ish, Politics
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The other day when the BrothersFiasco were throwing around new ideas for weekly adventures to regularly feature on the blog we decided on New ish.  New ish is music, video and media that we want to share because we find it to be legit, in some form or another.  Keep a close eye on the New ish as there is no regular New ish posting schedule at this time.

Today’s New ish features B. Dolan‘s live performance of Border Crossing with the What?Cheer Brigade.  For all of you who are not familiar with B. Dolan, he is an activist, slam poet, rapper and performance artist signed to the always brilliant Strange Famous Record Label.  He is also co-creater and co-founder of Knowmore.org, which is a wiki devoted to connecting consumers to social responsibility information about corporations.

If you are familiar with Sage Francis at all, chances are you’ve heard something from B. Dolan.  Dolan started out performing as a slam poet and captured the Providence Poetry Slam in 2002 and 2003. He also released his first version of “The Failure,” which was a demo of his earliest work.  He soon co-created Knowmore.org, went on tour with Sage Francis,  and re-released “The Failure” in 2008. It is an amazingly brilliant hip hop concept album with the concept being that the listener is in a fallout shelter, listening to the recordings of the last man on earth. Woah.  He went on to release the “House of Bees vol. 1” mixtape in 2009.  Alias produced his second official album, “Fallen House, Sunken City” in 2010, which is where you will find the studio version of “Border Crossing” in all of its glory.

As well as being a founder of Knowmore.org, Dolan is also an author of several articles within the site. He is especially known for an article on American Apparel‘s CEO Dov Charney.  That article is well worth the time to read.

B. Dolan will probably never get radio play or mainstream recognition yet he tours from coast to coast and is a formidable new presence in the worlds of lyricism, performance art, and political action.

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