12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

P.O.S plays guitar in indie bands when he’s not rapping, and his fifth solo album has a sludgy post-punk aesthetic that crowds his strangled voice and urgent rhymes with noisy, unpredictable beats. But on the second half of Chill, dummy, the clouds part with producer Cory Grindberg’s ethereal synth work on “Thieves/Kings” and “Gravedigger.” And P.O.S’s anxious, thoughtful lyrics are never better than on “Infinite Scroll,” a lucid, acerbic take on Internet addiction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

P.O.S plays guitar in indie bands when he’s not rapping, and his fifth solo album has a sludgy post-punk aesthetic that crowds his strangled voice and urgent rhymes with noisy, unpredictable beats. But on the second half of Chill, dummy, the clouds part with producer Cory Grindberg’s ethereal synth work on “Thieves/Kings” and “Gravedigger.” And P.O.S’s anxious, thoughtful lyrics are never better than on “Infinite Scroll,” a lucid, acerbic take on Internet addiction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings
AtownTizzel

Absolute Banger

P.O.S for the WIN

fixxit2

Best album yet?

After playing Need For Speed Payback I fell I love with the song Gravedigger on this album and then later fell I love with all of P.O.S. And his songs. This album is a must buy

Happy Birthday!

Too Many Guest Appearances!

I love POS. But a lot of this cd isn't POS. Way too many guest appearances! Also, if peeps are gonna be on your cd POS, please make some of them Doomtree peeps.

About P.O.S

A self-taught bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer, P.O.S. (which stands for a variety of things, including Product of Society, Piece of Sh*t, and Promise of Skill) spent most of his childhood influenced by the energy of punk, drumming for Cadillac Blindside and singing and playing guitar for Building Better Bombs. At 14, however, he was introduced to hip-hop via Company Flow and Oddjobs, and began rapping for fun, performing at small venues around Minneapolis. In 2004, P.O.S. put out his first solo album, Ipecac Neat, with the label/collective (that he co-formed) Doomtree, whose studio was in the basement of the house that many of the members shared. Rhymesayers was so impressed with it that they immediately signed the rapper and re-released the record, as well as the successive P.O.S. releases Audition (2006) and the sprawling Never Better (2009). Filled with political rhymes and anarchist attitude, We Don't Even Live Here followed on the label in 2012. He retreated from the music scene for a few years after being sidelined by kidney issues (he received a transplant in 2014) and made his return in 2016 with the song "sleepdrone/superposition," which featured Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, the Julie Ruin), Lizzo, Allan Kingdom, and his son, Hard_R. His fifth full-length, Chill, Dummy, arrived at the start of 2017. ~ Marisa Brown

HOMETOWN
Minneapolis, MN
BORN
August 18, 1981

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