This is undoubtedly one of the hardest records out right now, which as a fairly mellow, pseudo slow jam, is quite an accomplishment. Big shout to Ab and Schoolboy Q, who came by the Sound Session studio this past weekend. Interview coming soon.
As the hip-hop community, and all who love music, reel from the loss of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, I thought to myself about the messages in his records. Do today’s artists have the desire and ability to make music that elevates to the levels Gil effortlessly resided in?
While mass media would certainly tell you otherwise, I think they can. We certainly need music that offers us escape, but it’s vitally important that we continue to create good music with real purpose.
Shout to Kendrick for doing just that with one of the best songs of 2011 so far.