THUNDERLIPS was born in 2012 to image-crazed uber-men Sean Wallace and Jordan Dodson. THUNDERLIPS drinks scotch for breakfast and eats dry coffee grounds. THUNDERLIPS uses hot sauce as eye drops and wears leather socks. Based in Auckland New Zealand, THUNDERLIPS’ method is to prepare meticulously, and then introduce chaos on-set. Here are three videos representative of THUNDERLIPS’ work they’d like to point you to. Glare, Cosby Kid and Sad & Blue. And here are five albums they’re loving right now…
1 – A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders: It’s not a hit factory in any sense yet still manages to reign supreme as a perfect work of understated hip hop artistry.
2 – Dr Dre, The Chronic: Coined the sound of an entire era and brought West Coast hip hop out of the gangsta rap era in one perfect cut.
4 – The Pharcyde, Labcabincalifornia: The Pharcyde’s Dilla-produced sophomore album, Labcabin, is at once stoned silliness and break-up poignancy.
5 – Mos Def, Black on Both Sides: Live instrumentation and vocal experimentation pepper this incredible debut album. So-called conscious hip hop at its unselfconscious head-nodding Brooklyn bounciest.