by Kirsty Evans
Ease The Pain (Jazz Mafia Recordings)
An Irish-American rapper? Seriously? OK, so it sounds silly, but give Dublin a chance.
This guy has some serious talent. Not only is he a credible rapper, he’s damn funny. Songs like My Dog Is Smarter Than Me and DJ’s Drunk are hilarious little masterpieces, tributes to one’s own stupidity. With elements of smooth jazz and reggae mixed in, this is a great album.
At CODA (1710 Mission Street, San Francisco) on February 16, 9:30 pm, $7