This album is the product of an oppressed & fed up people. Everything about this album screams for change in the world. Music is our greatest weapon to fight against the tyranny & global deceit of our governments. Hip-Hop lyricistHastlye from New York City & golden era producer & beat artist Configa from the UK obviously have this figured out & they’re utilizing it to the max.
As you may or may not know we’re at war. We’re at war with ourselves. Mainstream media would like to keep you believing the terrorists are overseas & they’re the reason for all of the fighting & killing. In reality we are the terrorists starting wars over oil & for our own selfish agendas & propaganda. Time to wake up.
This album couldn’t have came at a better time. Today’s mainstream music industry is promoting everything they can to keep your eyes off the real situations at hand & they know exactly what they’re doing. They don’t care about you, they don’t care about me. They just want the money. One of my friends, underground hip-hop artist Aesthetic, told me of how RCA records had contacted him. They told him they wanted him to make an album for them with songs that drunk teenage girls could remember & sing to. Sticking to his morals & beliefs he turned down this offer & decided to stay underground so he could continue to produce sounds of his own choice. Our children memorize & idolize these mainstream artists. They idolize them because this is what is “popular”. It’s “cool”, It’s the music the other kids are listening to. This is what is accepted as the image of the industry. Mainstream artists have the power to influence millions of people all over the world. It’s amazing how they choose to use their power to promote the garbage that’s contaminating our airwaves & televisions. Instead of using that power to influence & educate the youth towards the truth. A promotion of peace. A promotion of Christ. A promotion of love. Configa did a fine job expressing his feelings toward the hip-hop music industry in his latest article titled “The Feminization Of Hip-Hop”.
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"
- George Orwell
One of the tracks that speaks the most to me is track #8 “Substance Abuse”. This track bleeds the sorrow of lost loved ones & describes how drugs are rapidly deteriorating our communities & families. All over the globe people are experiencing the troubles brought on by drugs. It’s not just the town you live in, this is a world wide epidemic. We’re taught that addiction is a disease. To me it’s just another way of passing the blame & making up excuses. Addiction is a choice. Sometimes it’s a very hard choice to make. Sometimes we feel as if there is no choice. But there is a way out.
The first of 2 music videos from this album is “Hastility”
Released on Youtube August 6th 2016. Directed by Nick Light.
The 2nd music video from this album is “Nightmares”
Released on Youtube August 29th 2016. Shot by Peter Clark (Attic Studios), Edited by Nate Pommer
This has to be my favorite of the 2 videos.
Is it real or is it a dream?
I can’t tell the difference between these ….“NIGHTMARES”….. & real life cause I’m livin’ a horror story runnin’ for my life.
I really can’t say anything negative about this album. I absolutely love it. I’ve been banging to it & studying it ever since I first heard it. The lyrics absolutely amaze & inspire me. This is an album you have to take the time to study & truly listen to deeply. As I was writing this review I was listening to the album….I kept thinking there was so much more to write about but I really couldn’t write much more without rambling on about the corruption of our justice systems & making this review more a story about politics than a review of the album, but as Hip-Hop Life & Times stated in their review…"The album speaks for itself".
Stay tuned for my interview with Configa & more upcoming stories.