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First Listen: 'Villains' by J. Crum

Join us Saturday January 26th to celebrate the release of 'Villains', the latest release by Omaha's own J. Crum.

Crum’s newest LP, Villains, is an Eleven-track narrative of his internal battles with his inner adversary. His versatility isn’t lacking in the latest showing glimpses of his various influences including, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and even Fall Out Boy. This project seamlessly transitions through different genres as well including hip-hop, rock, lo-fi, and neo-soul. Villains might be Crum’s most introspective release to date and give something for every listener to connect with.

“I think we all wrestle with duplicity. I wanted to go deeper into this fight and put it words the best I could.” Crum said. “None of us are always the hero. We all are broken and hopefully are striving from greater. I wanted to highlight this journey.“

Join us at 7pm for drinks and a social hour before listening begins at 8. This is a free, all ages event.

More about 'Villains':

"Here stands a man openly flawed and encumbered with life’s immeasurable expectations, but he’s also a devoted man of God striving for grace. Joshua Crum – just call him J. Crum – speed-raps his feverish words alongside echoing beats and riffs usually coupled with harder rock styles, and counters the intensity with smooth, lingering hooks. Detroit-born and Omaha-based Crum’s inspirational tracks reflect a man bound to his faith, family and fans but with a grittiness churning through time and measures.

In the introspective “You Are” Crum’s point is driven home in the lyrics, “Been the villain with the hero mask / morals been desensitized”. And, just like that, Crum keeps us guessing in sound, styles and his very foundation."

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