This ranks as one of the tuffest projects I’ve heard all year. No bias in me saying so, let the music speak for itself. J.Nolan & Yung B Da Producer make a dynamic duo that hasn’t been seen since Nas & AZ, the main difference between the two is that I leave with a sense of perseverance & hope after listening to the Upbringing. Having grown up in similar conditions and sharing similar aspirations, it’s great for me to see more young artists shine bright through the murkiness of the music world.
More often than ever hip hop aficionados/bloggers/publications seek to don lyrical artists as “conscious” or the succession of artists from the golden age. This project is NOT for them. If you are looking for Midnight Marauders, The Score, Can I Borrow A Dollar, etc. This is NOT for you. These fellows aren’t taking you back, they are catching you up to speed on the movement that’s about to manifest. (see what I did there?).
If you do not purchase/promote this album for/to people who enjoy Hip Hop, do not complain about the state of Hip Hop, because this is that real. Listen at the jump…
Do you feel like you’re in control?
I just pre-ordered the trilogy. It’s gonna take every ounce of self control to not watch it backwards.
When Bane put his hand on his shoulder and said ‘Do you feel in charge?’ that’s when the game changed.
*takes notes for future clients*
This Weekend’s Hashtag Project: #WHPbehindthelens
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
The goal this weekend is to capture self-portrait photographs! Some tips to help get you started: download a self timer application, if you don’t have a tripod try using rubber bands to secure your phone to something sturdy, and don’t be afraid to use props to add some depth. Try to think outside the box! Mirror portraits can be fantastic, but just remember that your self portrait should be a unique representation of who you are, so don’t be afraid to challenge yourself as a photographer.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the hashtag #WHPbehindthelensto photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
Am I the only person that thinks it takes more than a few years of boasting and humiliating my opponents, and several debates to win peoples trust and affections to effectively lead a nation, and set the course for the generations hereafter?