Its been undeniably uplifting to see that this upwards trend of rap-rock in NYC continue to grow and explode for bands that are finally getting recognition for pushing so hard at the genre like Shinobi Ninja getting to film at Youtube NYC and young music gods like MC+A having an animated video in the works in their first 3 years as a band.
And if we are talking founders of such a push, at least when it comes to the city, the name Notorious MSG has to come up starting off as parody music before quickly making their own marking; rocking the hardest and growing the quickest before blipping off the map for nearly 3 years. So its great say that they're back, rocking the wonton and making music with a resurgence show this last month at MOMA PS1 at the Dome in NY.
And one hell of a resurgence show as well, performing alongside Cao Fei's debut in a American art gallery, celebrating her work analyzing Chinese heritage and politics. Notorious MSG was part of a documentary series that Cao Fei had created back in 2006 which showed before their musical performance. I was able to crack eggrolls with the group abit before their big show and talk past, future and big penis problems.
While no details has been released concerning what new music is coming, its safe to say that Notorious MSG didn't return just for some take-out. Rather, as they say, simply prepare your bootholes for whatever is coming.
Thanks to MoMa PS1 for assistance with the interview.
Thanks to Notorious MSG, Cao Fei and MoMa PS1 for supporting and sponsoring art, Chinese heritage and local music.
Notorious MSG: http://notoriousmsg.com/
Cao Fei: http://www.caofei.com
MoMa PS1: http://momaps1.org/