Philadelphia, PA: Lushlife
If you were wondering what #MM means, gather round and listen up. You are witnessing the first ever 'Merica Monday. Every Monday I am going to take one post to step outside the city limits and bring you some of my personal favorites from around the country. I thought a lot about who should get the honors of the first #MM, and I feel pretty dang good about bringing you LushLife out of Philly. Lush is one of those guys that I watch do his thing and am astounded that he's not a household name. You don't see most guys with training in classical piano, jazz composition, and jazz drumming putting those skills to good use in hip-hop. But then again, Lush isn't most guys. He produces his own beats blending soulful samples with drums from his MPC as well as adding his own instrumentation. To top it off, as awe-inspiring as his music is, this video may be my favorite do-it-yourself music video of all time boasting only an $80 budget.