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P.O.S

Emcee | Producer


P.O.S built his reputation as an innovator, with an unlikely punk rock past and expressive, honest content. He re-earns the accolades with every release. He manages to capture his charisma on his records; they’re driving and sincere, the dark moments counterbalanced by some giggling banter with the engineer.

As a little kid, Stef developed a fascination with an older cousin’s bass guitar. Stef was allowed to take it home and he banged on it happily for years before realizing that it was intended to be played through an amp. “I just thought it was supposed to be a quiet instrument.” As a teenager, he fell hard for punk rock. Minor Threat, At the Drive-In, Refused, Kid Dynamite. He played in a series of hardcore bands, sometimes as a drummer, sometimes on guitar and vocals. From the start, he preferred basement shows to club gigs. Simultaneously, he pursued hip hop, rapping in the hallways and after school with classmates who would eventually found Doomtree Records. P.O.S released his first rap record, Ipecac Neat, on Doomtree in 2003. Soon it was re-released and widely distributed on Rhymesayers Entertainment. He built on this momentum with the release of the albums Audition (2005) and Never Better (2009).

Like many great rappers, P.O.S creates his own self-contained little microcosm-his characters become familial to us; we get in on his slang and inside jokes. His mother and his son Jacob emerge as familiar personalities. We know his politics too: P.O.S doesn’t hesitate to call out the compounding absurdities of pop culture, either with a little friendly ribbing or with a Molotov cocktail. On Never Better he drops deft one-liners that cut to the quick of America’s stuff-obsessed culture, “Can’t take it with them can they?

Some critics will be eager to categorize P.O.S’ work as a hybrid, a crossover of some kind. But it’s probably not. P.O.S is a rapper with range, he’s a real musician and an unstoppable performer. For him, genres are as they ever were: permeable.

Releases

Ipecac Neat
Audition
Never Better
We Don’t Even Live Here

P.O.S's Blog

Four Fists 7″ Release & Pre-Order Announce

Posted on September 03, 2013

HUGE NEWS DAY! FOUR FISTS, the new(ish) group comprised of P.O.S and Astronautalis, are releasing their debut 7″ on October 8th via Doomtree Records. Here is the insane cover art by designer extraordinaire Eric Carlson to prove it’s really real.

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So excited. This collaboration has been in the works for quite some time, and we are super pumped to unleash these first two songs while Stef and Andy plug away on their forthcoming full length. And even though the 7″ doesn’t officially drop until October, we’ve still got something brand new for you to hear right now. The good people over at Village Voice just debuted A-side “MMMMMHMMMMM” over on their site. Read what they have to say about it right HERE for an  in depth interview with Astronautalis, and be one of the first to stream the single on the Soundcloud player below.

YESSSSS! And if that weren’t enough, the one they call Young Baby Ander Other has just put together yet another highly informative action packed promo video. Killing it. Check out the crazy strobed out vizualz below, and get AMPED.

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OK, if you made it all the way through that vid you know that all of this very exciting news leads us to one of the craziest and highly limited pre-orders we’ve ever attempted. Here’s the deal: We printed this 7″ up on four different colors of vinyl (blue, white, red, and clear), and each color has been limited to only 500 total copies. As we’ve done in the past, the pre-order is available in both standard and deluxe options. Here’s what you’ll get with the standard pre-order:

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- Your choice of blue, white, red, or clear vinyl signed by both P.O.S and Astronautalis (limited to 500 of each color)

- “MMMMMHMMMMM” digital download link emailed to you upon purchase

- Digital download of both tracks AND instrumental versions delivered with the physical product

All of that for only $9.99. Click HERE for ordering info. And now to up the ante a bit, here are the crazy deluxe bundle details.

 

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You’ll receive everything from the standard pre-order (autographed colored vinyl, digital downloads), as well as the following two extremely exclusive items:

- Limited-edition screenprinted Four Fists t-shirt. This shirt was designed exclusively for the pre-order by Eric Carlson, and it will not be made available outside of the pre-order ever again. Crazy columns of fists printed on the front, “6666″ logo printed on the back. Men’s sizes come in mint (shown above), and women’s sizes come in a slightly brighter turquoise. This shirt is the best.

- Limited-edition antique gold Four Fists pin. This heavy duty 1-1/2″ pin was made specifically for the pre-order, and only 1,000 total pieces have been manufactured.

All of that for only $29.99. Click HERE to check out even more pics and place your order.

 

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BAM! There you have it. The ALL FOUR FISTS EVERYTHING post. Make sure to check out the Doomtree Webstore to grab this stuff while it’s still available, and help us spread the word about the project if you have a free second. As always, we truly appreciate your support. I’ll see you back here next week for another regularly scheduled Tuesdays With Lazerbeak. I’ll leave you with another Lion King/Circle of Life style Bonus Jam from the very top of this post. Flawless segue streak intact! MMMMMHMMMMM indeed.

 

– Beak

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Upcoming P.O.S Shows

Posted on June 13, 2013

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No shows announced at the moment.

P.O.S Health Situation & Tour Cancellation

Posted on October 19, 2012

P.O.S has to cancel his entire fall tour (with the exception of the First Avenue show on 10/26) and has to postpone future tour plans due to his need to have a kidney transplant. Please watch the following video statement from Stef explaining his medical situation.

Stef talking on his kidney transplant & canceling his tour:

All tour ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Our dude is gonna get a kidney, and get better.  We’ll let you know how you can help soon.

UPDATE: In response to the outpouring of concern for our friend Stef, we’ve set up a PayPal account on his behalf.  If you’d like to make a donation, you can direct it to: stefneedsanewkidney@gmail.com   The money will go straight to him. We’ll be launching a proper campaign soon, but were overrun by a lot of people eager to help now.  Thank you.  For real.  Let’s get this guy patched up.










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WE DON’T EVEN LIVE HERE

Posted on August 15, 2012

We Don’t Even Live Here, out October 22nd via Rhymesayers Entertainment, is the fourth solo album from Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S. It’s a tight, bombastic record that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer’s penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. But at the same time, WDELH marks a change — in sound and in attitude.

Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls and screamed vocals, on WDELH P.O.S. steps away from his noisy past in favor of futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub. Though his hip-hop foundation is firm on tracks like the fiery “Fuck Your Stuff” and the funky “Wanted/Wasted,” the album brings banging new sounds from dance-oriented collaborators like German DJs Boyz Noise & Housemeister, Gayngs’ Ryan Olson, and Innerpartysystem’s Patric Russel

Also along for the ride are Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon (who lends his shapeshifting vocals to the heartfelt bear-hug of an anthem “Where We Land”) and P.O.S.’ trusted Doomtree co-conspirators Lazerbeak, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, and Sims. Bringing it all into focus is all-star producer and mix engineer Andrew Dawson (P.O.S’s former high school classmate), who has worked on platinum releases from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Fun.

Track listing:
1. Bumper [listen // watch // iTunes // Amazon]
2. Fuck Your Stuff [listen // watch // iTunes // Amazon]
3. How We Land feat. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
4. Wanted/Wasted feat. Astronautalis
5. They Can’t Come feat. Sims
6. Lock-picks, Knives, Bricks and Bats
7. Fire In The Hole/Arrow To The Action
8. Get Down feat. Mike Mictlan
9. All Of It
10. Weird Friends (We Don’t Even Live Here)
11. Piano Hits feat. Isaac Gale of Marijuana Deathsquads

Buy WE DON’T EVEN LIVE HERE today from Doomtree.net / Fifth Element // iTunesDeluxe / Explicit / Clean / Instrumental

TOUR DATES

No shows announced at the moment.

NO KINGS TOUR 2012

Posted on December 01, 2011

WE’RE GOING ON TOUR!

And a big one. The entire Doomtree crew will balance on two axles and make our way around the United States (and a few Canadian cities to boot). More tour dates to be announced soon.

Advance presale tickets for the No Kings tour are on sale right now here. Use the login “doomtree” and password “tickets” to gain access to the presale!

Without further ado….

No shows announced at the moment.

No shows announced at the moment.

P.O.S SPIN Session

Posted on May 13, 2010

VOTE FOR P.O.S

Posted on December 04, 2009

go to THIS SITE> and vote for P.O.S in Spin.

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P.O.S NEVER BETTER – KANYE BLOG

Posted on October 30, 2009

Peeps game, thanks Kanye.

CLICK HERE