I came across this joint and just decided to check them out after seeing the name of the track. Upon hearing the sound of the lyricists I took a guess where they were from, and being that I spent close to a decade there I was right with that guess. I proceeded to enjoy the rest of the track for a few reasons. The one I will mention is that their sound comes from a city where most of the music that emanates from this genre is usually derogatory, overly commercialized, and simplistic. To hear the opposite, was surprising and refreshing. It sounds like a rough cut of what may be a full version in the future, but it still has a sound that I wouldn’t mind passing on to those of you who are fans of hip-hop. Check them out and see if I make any sense with above. Thanks for supporting 3GW.
Today I’m posting a piece I came across a while back but never got around to adding it to the site. It touches on the infamous Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast and, more notably, the city of New Orleans. I figured since I, and a lot of my friends and family, were in New Orleans when this tragedy occurred now is as good of a time as any. It is entitled The Ugly Show and comes from Black Ice, a Philadelphia poet with an epic name to say the least. (Quick shot out to my extended family from Philly……..you know I got y’all!)
Now this poem may not be for everyone and is definitely not for the faint of heart. But seeing as how I and several people I know and love went through this storm and so much after it had passed, this is just one way I can try to let them and many others know that the storm may have left, but your stories & pain will never be forgotten.