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- Posted on Sep 9th 2008 9:00AM by Adam Horne
Sounds Like: Aesop Rock, Atmosphere
The Story: Don't let the name fool you -- Yak Ballz is as serious as it gets when it comes to making true, original hip-hop. The Queens, New York native has spent the last two years polishing his flow and stage presence while catching the attention of some of the most respected names in underground hip-hop. After releasing his debut record in 2000, Definitive Jux owner and indie rap icon El-P took notice of the young emcee, and not long after Yak found himself collaborating and touring with other Def Jux artists. On his breakthrough sophomore release, the young rapper showcases his unique lyrical style and passionate delivery. Yak himself is confident that he has produced something special, with good reason. In an interview with OurStage, he said, "I think my music, when given the chance, is too original to go unnoticed." Read the rest of the interview here.