Who got the jazz? Buffalo’s freshest hip hop outfit Radarada, of course. The unsigned group has a cult following in the 716, and with their blend of jazzy beats, mellow vocals, and sly samples, it’s easy to see why “DayQuil Nyquil” made the blog’s top 20 Buffalo tracks of 2014.
The song, from their latest release First Edition, is one of seven head-nodding, shoulder-shimmying tracks that remind us of when hip hop was more about beats and less about bitches. Citing old school heavyweights like Pete Rock, Primo, Mos Def and Talib Kweli as influences, the group represents their musical muses well.
They bring their highly listenable records to life when performing, and have a stage presence that is a present you can’t wait to unwrap. Catch them live tomorrow at buffaBLOG’s holiday party.