After a typical Saturday night behind the bar I decided to do some digging for new music. Now, just incase you didn’t know this about me, I definitely have a go to list of artists and musicians that I keep tabs on. I’ve been jamming these talented individuals for years, and if you rock with me then you would probably know at least a few names on this list.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I wanted to hear, and it didn’t take very long for me to recall an article I read online a little over a month ago about two of my favorite hip hop artists collaborating on an album. Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 album dropped November 6th of this year, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Talib’s poetic lyrics flowing on top of 9th Wonder’s melodic, and timeless tracks creates the perfect “this is a future classic” body of work.
The albums collabs shouldn’t go unnoticed either.Tracks like, “Pay ya Dues” featuring Problem and Bad Lucc undoubtedly adds extra flavor to the album.
Although I’m very much aware of how jacked up the industry is, I still wish Indie 500 would’ve received the same exposure that other 2015 albums did. This collaboration is so important to the Hip Hop music community. Music like this is a reminder that Hip Hop is still alive and well. I hope y’all hear this s***.
“The sooner you give, the sooner you get to have a love of your own.”
“The longer it takes, the better you get to know a love of your own.”
Great lyrics …
So my moms scored two Dwele tickets for me back in the summer of 2010. The show was in Baton Rouge. It was a small turn out… and I loved that aspect of the experience more than anything.
Anyway, after like two songs, the Detroit crooner jumped down from stage and sang amongst the intimate crowd. It’s was such a treat. I got the chance to snap the above picture with Dwele at the PERFECT time …lol! Thanks mom!