If you touch Evan Nabavian, you’ll get shocked Janelle Monae endeared herself to everybody and their moms with the sassy brass of “Tightrope” and its surrealist dance party video. The Tightrope, her tuxedo, and her hair landed her on festival and award show stages. But the video for “Electric Lady” states her star power like […]
Evan Nabavian played the triangle for So So Def from 1994-1999 If you needed a duet of feminine brass this summer and you weren’t humbled by the cosmic event that was Beyonce and Nicki Minaj’s “Flawless” remix, then we should talk about “100” by Demetria McKinney and Da Brat. Its message lends itself to a […]
In shootouts, Evan Nabavian stays low and keeps firing MPA Shitro seems to have mixed up his rap signifiers. He crip walks over beats by Metro Boomin and 808 Mafia, he calls Young Thug and Casey Veggies family, and he has a track full of hi-hats called “Bacc to Slauson”. While on tour with Kid […]
Evan Nabavian will splatter your melon like some Attica felons Imagine Madlib born 15 years later, ensconced in late 90s hip-hop and PlayStation games rather than Spinners LPs and issues of Down Beat magazine, his music sooner found on SoundCloud and Bandcamp than CDs or retro-chic gatefold LPs. I can only guess at Richmond, VA […]
Evan Nabavian will be battling Stalley live on UHF In a coup for investigative journalism, I’ve obtained a copy of Meek Mill’s “2011 Maybach Music Group Weed Carriage Employment Agreement”. I know it’s authentic because it’s on MMG letterhead and because I got it from Gunplay in exchange for a mason jar of cocaine — […]
First it was Nasty Nas, now watch Evan Nabavian turn an apple into MacIntosh I notice when I hit shuffle that little of the rap music I listen to features rappers who can actually rap. There’s a surfeit of style, bluster, charisma, and swagger, but few dazzling constructions of wordplay. I have no right to […]
Just like T.I., Evan Nabavian was born in the trap The trap is easily the most rewarding source of rap music in 2014. Guys with names like Skippa The Flippa and Purp So Cold give no thought to restraint, convention, or bodily health as they howl and ululate over beats from some garish dystopia. A […]
Evan Nabavian has your condo in his condo Making a hit is unteachable and ever-elusive. As much as we deride cookie-cutter radio songs, it’s nigh impossible to divine an idea that can reach a mass audience, so it’s curious when someone like Cash Out does it. The Atlanta rapper has little to his name besides […]
Spring Mix: Evan Nabavian April 30, 2014
Evan Nabavian has feelings only he and Lebron know Spring brings to mind my hot seventh grade math teacher who, come April, went sleeveless and changed the course of my academic career. I lingered after class on the last day of school but she never tore her clothes off. It was not meant to be […]
Evan Nabavian was the first responder at Andre Rison’s four alarm blaze I’m 24. I have thick eyebrows and stubble that never really goes away. People tell me I look like the Grinch and sound like Darth Vader. They suggest I smile more. They should see me when I listen to “Weak” by Angel Taylor. […]