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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top Vermont Singles of 2016: UnKommon, "Capitals"

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge UnKommon, 'Back in the Building' - COURTESY OF UNKOMMON
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  • UnKommon, 'Back in the Building'
As 2016 draws to a close, this week we're recapping some of our favorite local singles of the year. Today's selection is "Capitals" by UnKommon.

Back in the Building, the second album from Burlington hip-hop duo UnKommon, was released only days after the unexpected April death of DJ and MC BP — aka Ryan Morin. Morin was best known as a terrifically talented DJ, particularly through his work with seminal local hip-hop outfit the Aztext. But UnKommon's sophomore album was a revelation in that it showcased Morin's profoundly improved skill on the mic.

"Capitals"  might not technically be the "best" cut of the album. But it's certainly the most fun — BP and Kin rhyme about each of the 50 U.S. capitals. And it's a great example of Morin's clever wordplay and energetic flow.

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