Chill, Dummy, he whiffs on a lyric with such enthusiasm that it almost sounds intentional. Chill, Dummy, which features guest appearances from Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Lizzo and Kathleen Hanna, is P.O.S.’s first album in five years and marks his return after health issues forced him into temporary retirement. At last fall’s Music Tastes Good festival in Long Beach, he proved that the time off hadn’t dulled his edge, as he leapt off the stage to rap his funny but fiercely political lyrics from the middle of a mosh pit.
Minneapolis rapper Stefon “P.O.S.” Alexander approaches hip-hop with a skater punk’s daredevil attitude, executing tricks with his cadence and wordplay as if he’s just grinding at the park with his buddies, and whether he wipes out or sticks the landing, it’s all part of the fun. On “Wearing a Bear,” from his latest album