November 30, 2019

Add-2 "Jim Crow: The Musical" (Album Stream)

Chicago’s own Add-2 follows up his acclaimed 2015 release Prey For The Poor with a conceptual, timely, and socially conscious effort titled Jim Crow: The Musical. The 19-track, 57-minute audio adventure (narrated by actor Kadeem Hardison) takes listeners up-and-down the Mason-Dixon line with songs that touch on subjects relevant to Black people in America. The veteran lyricist opens in such a theatrical way, similar to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, where you have no choice but to lock yourself in and get ready for the ride. Self-produced by Add-2, Jim Crow: The Musical offers life lessons that cover topics such as self-determination, how to maneuver the streets, and staying alive. In an age where we’re reading stories — almost in real-time — about people of color being murdered by the police, vilified in the media, and condemned by politicians, Add-2’s contribution serves as a balm on an open wound... Jim Crow: The Musical is an exhibition in flat-out raw rhyming and beckons immediate playing. - via AFH. I really enjoyed 2013's Between Heaven & Hell, I'm glad they put me up on his latest LP. Dig into it below, and pay very close attention.