Thursday, March 05, 2009
As Seen on TV -- Charles Hamilton (Last Call w/ Carson Daly)
Good morning, TellyPhiles! Something pretty major happened this week. Finally, after umpteen years of head-scratching bewilderment, Carson Daly's inexplicable bug-eyed longevity on television was given a purpose. His "Last Call" smartly has been doing special "On Location" shows this week featuring the hottest, up-and-coming artists you've probably never heard of. Charles Hamilton was one of them.
According to Mr. Daly during the interview segment which you can see here, Hamilton is part of "Hip Hop 2.0". I'm not sure how qualified Carson "TRL" Daly of all people is to make that kind of assessment, but despite Carson's endorsement, I have to admit, the boy is bad. I found his passion at the mic hair-raising and three cheers for rappers with (very dope) live musicians behind them. Even better is Hamilton's interaction with them, especially with his stellar guitarist.
TellyPhile Tip: Hang in there for the last few minutes of the clip when he starts riffing off of Kanye's "Flashing Lights". 'Ye, I know you feel the breath of this newbie on the back of your neck.
Editor's Note: I'd like to make "As Seen on TV" a regular feature. So when you see televised musical goodness, let a tellyphile know! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.