Something we do not miss about high school is the copious amounts of aspiring rappers that wandered the halls. Not that we want to crush anyone's dreams or anything, but there's a point where tenacity and skill have to intersect, and if that doesn't happen then it might be time to reconsider. But we're not here to discourage, because listening to Rittz is actually pretty inspiring. Rittz, as we've mentioned before, is a white dude with a lot of red hair. He raps like his life depends on it: picking up strains of Southernplayalistic-era Outkast while connecting the dots to Bone Thugs' obsession with lightning-fast melody. He probably raps a lot too. In the car or while he's at his job. Rittz might be waking up right now, checking his email and rapping. We haven't heard much from him yet, but everything we have heard has caused multiple moments of inter-office rap nerdery and iChat conversations from five feet apart about lyrics.
June 24, 2010