"Operator Chan is the man that's rappin'/This right here is the anti-radio anthem..."
Those two bars encapsulate one of San Jose's sauciest stalwarts: Opski Chan. While he's doubtlessly benefited from his local buzz, the remainder of California, and all seven continents, remain largely unaware of Op's profound skill set. Envious are his attributes in that he slips between cliques maintaining a ragamuffin's demeanor and slowing for no onlookers. It's a cut like the fantastically-titled "Lamborghini Blood" that provides Op his window to slice-and-dice you as you smile and nod along; sometimes oblivious to how he interprets our septic earth.
More impressive, though, are his feats in the realm of album construction. 2011 saw two distinct examples in Op's Super Duty Tough Work and the never-nascent Pushers & Profits. With the former composed by the deceptively brutal Barry Bones and the latter assembled by the formidable Mr. Aeks. The format: one producer; one rapper: THE WORLD CAN Fuck ITSELF. This is not to intone that dude doesn't get down over a buffet of breaks. His cameo on ANTWON'S My Westside Horizon's "Partyline" is downright, fidelity of the lo variety, recorded-in-a-dark-corner-somewhere stacked.Opski encompasses all that isn't wrong in rap: charisma, undeniable presence, ingratiating wit, and a knack for observational humor that often stretches into the perverse.