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Dedicated Servers / Press

“The Dedicated Servers sent me their newest EP after reading my previous review, and I continue to be really impressed by their music. This EP isn’t particularly nerdy, but instead it shows off their hip-hop skills. Their mellow, laidback style really appeals to me. “Wasn’t That Cute” is a particularly good track. My take on it is that it’s about a guy who gets famous and suddenly women like him, but he himself is a bit of an ass. The “I wasn’t that cute” chorus, then, serves a double meaning: he’s saying women find him more attractive now, but there’s also the unintended meaning of his attitude not being “cute” as well. Of course, I may be reading too much into it, but isn’t that the fun of interpreting lyrics? ...”

“Though it's only been a few months since Dedicated Servers' last release, October 2011's Samurai Servers--the Boise rap duo offered up a new EP and a thesis statement this month: The Finest, a six-track download available from Bandcamp... ”

“In the '80s, hip-hop was fun. It was about the party, getting everyone feeling good, and dancing. Remember groups like Kid 'n Play of House Party fame? Sure, looking back, it may be a little cheesy, but those guys knew how to drop a rhyme and get you smiling at the same time. Contemporary hip-hop in some cases has gotten a little dark, whether it be powerful emotional raps about relationships or childhood, or bumping beats that boast about objectifying women, swilling booze and having piles of money. .”