COLOUR: Neon Green
The road from the projects to private jets is long and treacherous, often marked by sweat and bloodshed. A blacklight might reveal those stains, but it couldn’t tell their story.
The Midwest meeting of supreme lyrical talent and producorial mastery results in one of the most powerful and emotionally raw albums of Stalley’s career. He offers diaries of hood traumas and their lingering effects, formulas for overcoming systemic poverty and societal prejudice, and instructions on how to thrive as an independent artist. Brown scores every bar with soulful and melancholy beats that sound like sunlight cracking through concrete skies.