Every once in a blue moon, for some inexplicable reason, the Gods christen a nerdy white boy a talented MC, blessing him with tremendous skills on the mic and unparalleled showmanship. It’s a universal phenomenon that can’t be explained, but we don’t bother to question it because usually it’s just too much damn fun to watch. Such is the case with Jack Brown and the remaining members of Sophistafunk, a Syracuse, NY band “where old school meets the new school.”
But don’t be hesitant; there is plenty of validity to that aforementioned statement. MC Jack, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Gold, and natural born drummer Emanuel Washington know their history – blending 1960s fusion with 70s funk and 80s hip-hop into something that is irrefutably cool without the need for words like retro or nostalgia. On top of their instrumental duties, which are the lifeblood of this group, Gold and Washington also provide backing vocals, creating a dialogue between themselves and Brown that settles nicely over their tasty gro
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