Pip Skid

On his forthcoming full-length, Funny Farm, Manitoban MC Pip Skid rhymes on behalf of every pale-skinned kid in Canada who loves hip-hop but doesn't act like a wigger. The video for the album's first single, "Alone Again", is currently on rotation at MuchMusic; low-budget though it may be, the spot is ingeniously conceived. What you get is simply a video camera set in the middle of Pip's apartment, spinning round and round as he goes about his day's activities. Come to think of it, the video is like the song itself in that it's lo-fi, clever, and endearingly honest. Catch the MC when he plays the Pic Pub alongside mcenroe this Monday (February 2).