Rob Gee

Vitamin Gee

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From the ashes of Frankie Bones' legendary Storm raves, New York hardcore, as seen through the smoke-red eyes of Rob Gee, has an aggressively sarcastic tone, typical of its city of origin, that differentiates it from the more pseudo-militaristic march of Northern European gabber that is its closest relative. Although the standard overdriven kick-drum and cardiac arrest tempos are present, Gee's particular style owes an equal amount to the hip-hop mega-mix of his youth, with sample-crazed breaks and synthesized call-and-response choruses. Of course, it's all done with a particularly twisted sense of humor. Whether Gee is biting the classic beat of Run-D.M.C.'s "It's Like That," or singing along in the cadence of the Oompa-Loompas, you gotta hope he's joking as he chants "U-Want-Some-X." Regardless, the tongue-in-cheek method answers the accusations of the Paisans on "Jersey Guido" when they claim, "This sounds like the same record over and over again." A wisenheimer like Gee keeps you entertained throughout.

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