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How to Express Your Dissenting Political Viewpoint Through Origami

by Jesse Dangerously

The nerdy, introspective hip hop record Jesse was trying to make from 1997 until 2001. Finally released in late 2004, Origami won the award for Urban Recording Of The Year in 2005 from the Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Progressive Narcissicm (intro)
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2. A Single Gay Male On His Thirtieth Birthday
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3. Damaged Senses
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4. Childish Fantasy
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5. Mortally Coiled Snake
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6. For Lack Of Trying
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7. Wicca Puffer (instrumental)
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8. Ten Westphal
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9. Spring Garden (instrumental)
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10. Cinqo de Mayo
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11. Messages From Moves (interlude)
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12. Trouble Brewing (1979)
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13. Abominated Pig-Men
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14. Jesse Ventura (interlude)
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15. Adormecido No Sol (instrumental)
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16. Radioactivated (interlude)
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17. Tom Lehrer's The Elements
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18. Otherwordly
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19. Underground Astrology
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20. Heterodoxy
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21. In Heav'n (interlude)
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22. Egressive Narcissism (coda)
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Album Notes
Halifax has been good to Jesse Dangerously, and Jesse Dangerously has been good to Halifax. Both an archivist of and participant in the city's hip hop scene, Dangerously has been a cheerleader at the gigs of others, a sight to behold at gigs of his own, and keeps the city in raps every Friday night as host of CKDU's The Pavement.

He was recently rewarded for all of his efforts by being voted runner-up Best MC in the Coast's Best Of Music poll, and featured on CBC's Atlantic Airwaves.

"I'm honestly a phenomenally gifted MC/producer/percussionist with a keen grasp of odd time signatures and moderate skill in expressing emotions and/or concepts," says Dangerously, having wisely chosen a genre that loves a braggart. A prolific performer and producer, he has three solo releases to his name, as well as a handful of collaborations and a slew of production credits.

A big fan of 1988 to 1994 era hip hop, Dangerously's influences include the lilting hyperspeed of Chip Fu; the pop culture whirlwind of Das Efx; the indignance and unabashed political overtones of Public Enemy; the intricate rhyme schemes of Lord Finesse; and the cocky arrogance of teenaged LL Cool J or Fresh Prince.

When these favourites are processed through Dangerously's own filters, the end result is an almost impossible mix of contrasts. Brainy and bratty. Fast talking and sing-songing. Self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating.

In addition to his frequent Halifax performances, he has also toured Eastern Canada, performing at Toronto's Wavelength and the Under Pressure Graffiti Festival in Montreal. He is releasing his fourth solo CD at the end of the summer of 2005.

Winner of Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the Music Industry of Nova Scotia awards.

Voted runner-up Best MC in the Coast's 2005 Best Of Music poll

A top-ten finalist in a Napster-sponsored writing/rapping competition judged by Chuck D

Hosts CDKU's weekly hip hop show, handed down from Buck 65 and Scratch Bastid

Guest lecturer at Saint Mary's University on the topic of gender issues in rap music

Released three solo albums

Produced beats for Josh Martinez, Passage, Wordburglar, and Johnny Hardcore

Featured on CBC radio's Atlantic Airwaves

Spent five years as the drummer for indie-jazz-rock band Yeshe

Featured on the heavily downloaded Backburner mixtape

Participated in freestyle competitions at the Marquee

Received over 10,000 hits on


Break - 1996
Eastern Canadian World Tour 2002 - 2002
How to Express Your Dissenting Political Viewpoint Through Origami - 2004
Inter Alia - 2005

The Sentinels - The Lying City EP - 1998
Imaginary Friends - The ImF Ride b/w Even Exist 7" - 2004

Crackbeat Society - The Cracker - 2000
Crackbeat Society - Christmas Cracker - 2000
Backburner - Big Talk - 2001
Johnny Hardcore - Johnny Hardcore - 2002
SJ the Wordburglar - The Wordburglar EP - 2003
Cix-AM - Wake-Up Juice - 2003
Stream - Crawl: Beyond April - 2004
Ricky Sophomore - 2005
Apt - Canvastripper - 2005
MC Frontalot - Nerdcore Rising - 2005
Sequestrians - Get The Benjamins - 2005

Josh Martinez - Josh Martinez & The Hooded Fang - 1999
Josh Martinez - Made In China - 2000
Bending Mouth - Bending Mouth - 2002
Johnny Hardcore - Johnny Hardcore - 2002
SJ the Wordburglar - The Wordburglar EP - 2003
Bleubird - Sloppy Doctor - 2003
SJ the Wordburglar - Wordburglar EP (vinyl) - 2005

EDA Angelfood - 1999
Paul's Boutique 10th Anniversary tribute - 1999
Kendomaniax - 2001
Bassments Of Badmen vol.2 - 2003
Polygon Minute - 2004


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So awesome. Seriously.
I havent even listened to the whole thing. I keep going "I wanna hear that song again." I wanna hear track 1 again. Now I wanna hear track 3. Now I'm playing track 1 again.
The beats and rhymes are amazingly original. I have honestly never heard a rapper like him before, and I consider myself an indie rap enthusiast.

- David