Matty G, DJ /rupture and Lloop
"Layin in Bed/Overture Watermelon City" (feat. Elizabeth Alexander)
Playing FRIDAY at: Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Ave., U.E.S.)
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DJ /rupture, also known as Jace Clayton, has been praised for elevating the art of turntablism with his complex, politically-suggestive style. When you combine his skills (and those of collaborators Matty G and Lloop) with the words of poet Elizabeth Alexander, you're pretty much guaranteed a home run. This track from Rupture's 2009 joint venture with Matt Shadetek features Alexander reading her poem about the 1985 bombing of the MOVE Organization in Philadelphia. A reworked Curtis Mayfield sample supplies an awesome, strut-worthy base underneath Alexander's stirring words.