Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A - > AJ Suede

Yo, just a few tracks and quick article about an artist I recently discovered. His Soundcloud goes as far back as a year ago.

This was the first song I heard (shoutout Wolftone!) was off of Holographic Wavecap. It's a great introduction track. AJ has a calm and collected way of delivering verses over the chill, cloudy beat. The music speaks of struggle, putting in work, and not being satisfied with the status quo for twenty somethings living in the US. It's real shit, and you can vibe to it.

"I been working for the slave money / 40 hours gotta learn the code / made me value every free minute / feeling tired but I wasn't broke / still I'm punchin in and out the clock / got me wishin i could sell dope / even though my parent's raised me better / working hard up in this hell hole"
Another Wavecap demonstrates AJ's ability as a writer. Banger tracks and able to tell a story without having to sacrifice quality of lyrics. AJ Suede sets himself apart by staying away from the hot topics that every rapper talks about: hoes, money, and material success.

If he does include hype topics, he does it classy and stays true to himself. On another mixtape, Forest Therapy, he has a couple tracks produced by Filthy, who I am a huge fan of. And it features Trap Sade. I would love to see more collaboration in the future.

I'm into this dude's style. AJ is a very unique and progressive rapper. Listen to his music for yourself. You can find his mixtapes and check out the FREEMINDS website. Hopefully he'll play a show in Seattle soon.

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