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Makin Waves Record of the Week:
"Suburbia" by Drew the Recluse


originally published: 09/26/2019

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Suburbia" by Drew the Recluse

Jersey Shore rapper-singer Drew the Recluse will play Oct. 4 at Asbury Park Music Foundation in support of his latest EP, “Suburbia.” PHOTO BY CHRISTIE CORSO

 

Jackson-raised rapper-singer Drew the Recluse is based in Asbury Park but lives in Freehold. The suburbs have influenced him more than the kind of urban setting that informs most rap, hip-hop and R&B, the blend of which he once again deftly mixes on his latest EP, “Suburbia,” for his family-owned Black Suburbia Music Group.

The four-song collection opens with the title track, a sonically symbolic snippet that depicts both the serenity and sprawl of suburbia and segues into “Survive,” a hip-hop anthem about remaining vital as an artist and alive as a human. Drew realizes there’s no place like home even if it means you have to die in suburbia rather than be a creative and physical flash in the pan among the flashing lights of the big city. A beautiful chorus features an excellent high-pitched vocal sung by the rising local star.

“Everytime,” the Makin Waves Song of the Week, is an ode to a stripper working her way through college that features awesome internal rhymes by Drew and a dreamy feature by Solo for Dolo. As the Song of the Week, the tune can be heard at 6:45 pm on Friday and Monday on “Radio Jersey,” four more times daily at ThePenguinRocks.com, as well as at Makin Waves’ Spotify and YouTube playlists. The lyrics were co-written by Jake, who also helmed the closing track, “The New Zealots Oath,” a dynamic account of race, religion and righteousness in relation to the American Dream, the pursuit of which Drew says is his mission.

Check him out live Oct. 4 at Asbury Park Music Foundation, where he also may perform tunes from an EP due by year’s end and an LP to be released early next year. Sharing the Suburbia Friday Night bill will be brother and Black Suburbia Music Group mate Momo Da Gawd?, as well as fellow Jersey Shore rapper Lance Ambrose.

 

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Suburbia" by Drew the Recluse

 

 

Bob Makin is the reporter for MyCentralJersey.com/entertainment and a former managing editor of The Aquarian Weekly, which launched this column in 1988. Contact him at makinwaves64@yahoo.com. And like Makin Waves at www.facebook.com/makinwavescolumn.






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Event calendar
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019


MUSIC

MELVIN SEALS & JGB FEATURING JOHN KADLECIK @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

THE BILSBY BROTHERS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Reock & Roll Revue | A Tribute to Chicago II @ The Millstone Performing Arts Center, Millstone - 7:30pm

Eaglemania @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Last Whispers @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

RICK SPRINGFIELD & RICHARD MARX @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

KIP MOORE: ROOM TO SPARE ACOUSTIC TOUR @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

American Song -Disney and the Boys: Will and Anthony Nunziata sing the Sherman Brothers @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Experience @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

TOTO @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Floyd Pink @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Annie Sing-Along! @ Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Township - 10:00am







THEATRE

East Lynne Theater Company presents POE BY CANDLELIGHT @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

Monster Princess Tales @ West Hudson Arts & Theatre Co, Kearny - 3:00pm

House on Haunted Hill (World Premiere) @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

Theater of Fear @ The Mill Race Theatrical Company, Mount Holly - 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Our Town @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

The Late Christopher Bean continues at WCP @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Get Happy! Hollywood Hits from Harold Arlen @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

Comedian Kevin Downey Jr @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 8:00pm

THE JIM BREUER RESIDENCY @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Jo Koy @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm


DANCE

Nimbus Dance: 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala 2019 @ Harborside Atrium, Jersey City - 7:00pm


FILM

A NIGHT WITH CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY FEATURING DENZEL WASHINGTON @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:30pm

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