Pete Miser Radio Free Brooklyn

Biracial Brooklyn b-boy Pete Miser covers all the angles, from crafting original beats and rhymes to running a one-man independent hip-hop label. Radio Free Brooklyn, his second album, is steeped in old school influences, whether it’s his witty introspection or his graf-informed artwork that adorns the liner notes. Miser’s refreshingly candid subject matter ranges from chronicles of growing up half-Asian in racist America to provocative post-9/11 musings. Meanwhile, the funk-flavoured beats are highly musical, and feature acoustic guitar, vibraphone, and undoubtedly the first ever "toothbrush solo.” Miser’s multiple-identity as MC/producer/turntablist makes him a force to be reckoned with and a voice not to be missed. (Ho-Made)