Simon Vozick-Levinson
October 15, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Overqualified

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Junclassic
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

Queens rapper Junclassic (pronounced ”June classic”) makes the kind of music that will never get too many radio spins. Nor, presumably, does he spend much time longing for such mainstream exposure: He’s a gravel-throated Everyman, not a flashy braggart. In the world of indie rap, though, his offbeat stream-of-consciousness rhymes could give him a solid shot at (relative) stardom. And on Overqualified they’re well served by the beats cooked up by producer l8sho (a.k.a. former EW staffer Neil Drumming), who chops sound with a loose, hazy touch reminiscent of underground heroes like Madlib and MF Doom. B
Download This: ”Bee Collector” was our favorite, but listen to other songs from Junclassic on the rapper’s MySpace page

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