Though at the moment residing in Los Angeles, Bisco Smith has been operating out of New York City for over a decade. He made a name for himself in the city’s hip-hop underground with his debut release The Basics EP (then operating under the name Bisc1) and his full length When Electric Night Falls. For his latest project, Bisco has teamed up with Brooklyn-based producer Jackson P, whose eclectic style matches Bisco Smith’s flow.
Bisco Smith’s penchant for capturing our chaotic reality with his narratives, images, and collaborations has earned him a reputation as one of the most honest and creative artists of today.
Also a visual artist, he has worked on album artwork for labels like Definitive Jux, Ninja Tune, Nature Sounds, and Embedded Music, and his art has been featured in magazines, art house coffee table books, and galleries.
On “Corner Store Elixer” Bisco and Jackson P pay homage to the great New York institutions of bodegas and their wares. Jackson P‘s jazzy loops and chaotic samples complements Bisco Smith‘s lyrical style as they weave a tale of life in the Big Apple.