It takes you away and makes you feel pinks, oranges, reds and blacks. (For those of you who also have synesthesia, you understand.) There’s such a captivating aspect about this album that we seem to rarely see in the era of microwavable music. Music nowadays is warm, then cold, and now we aren’t interested anymore. But this….this was different and timeless. From the story line of falling in love to getting ya coins right for yourself and your girl/potential girl, wondering what’s up with 12 and the Prison Industrial Complex, or simply not doubting the power of Christ in these crazy days; IT TOOK YOU THERE from the very first track.
It hits you with a new, yet old-school-soul-deep love for the early late 70’s Parliament, Funkadelic and the Isley Brothers to the early mid 80s Prince and then all the way to that mid 2000’s The Dream’s Love Hate feel.
New Love Song and this minimal, epic visual and lyrics really had me hooked. The confidence in God, himself and love that he exudes in the lyrics with lines like:
One thing I specifically loved is the feeling of California being represented. You really felt the old school – California vibes through the words almost like you were there.
This song will make you immediately go to the Louis Vuitton or Telfar website to buy some type of purse that you probably can’t afford because you’re just feeling on top of the world and motivated. Like “Who gone tell me anything with my new purse with the bands I’m manifesting in it?” But the transition into “Trickin’?” floors me. It’s so perfect and seamless. When Trickin’? came on, somehow dollar bills appeared in my hands and I was up like:
But also let’s talk about Too Bad. One thing that needs to be recognized and acknowledged is his true homage to the sound and feel of Prince. Too Bad gave me all types of 1980s Prince vibes, Raspberry Beret to be exact. There’s so much here.
If I go through every song, you’d probably be reading for an hour because it’s just that good. But next can we speak on the boldness of Kiss U Right Now. This song gave me mid 2000s Justin Timberlake and The Dream vibes. It was also the BOLDNESS for me…. Doesn’t every girl just want her man to openly grab and kiss her in front of everybody?
But just when you thought that no more flavor could be added, he gives us House music in tracks like Coming Closer ft Julia Romana and G.L.A.M.
Ok I couldn’t wait to get to Super Bounce. I think any lover of funk and early to mid 80s music lovers will gravitate towards SuperGood. This window gave us all types of funk, love, and synthesized music. But also anybody who loves the unique eras of Outkast and early Kanye West will love this . The elements of this song are so detailed. The background with samples and other instrumental additives made my heart smile. This is, with no exaggeration, the song of the year.
And to be in love but working out inner problems is a special place to be in. The girl that they are rapping about has been every girl or guy in one way or another. Tryna smoke your problems away or maybe wanting to spazz at that annoying person at work while having somebody who loves you by your side is a vibe.
In World on Wheels ft Kyle Dion he mentions “I’m losing control, so Jesus take the wheel” or in SuperGood, he says: “I grow my beard like Abraham, And promise is the promise land. So pull and we all go ham ’cause.”
I just want to mention what our good sis, Alex Mali said…
Who is the world finna try? Not us because we gone make it regardless! In times of Covid 19, there may seem to be road blocks in front of you but they don’t matter. This song is everything that we needed to sum up the times and the album.
Duckwrth gave us a classic full of gems and we should be nothing but grateful. This should teach us the beauty in being confident in your individuality and passion and pushing through anything. That’s the very root. Thanks Duck, it was truly SuperGood and we are forever grateful.
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