Thursday, August 25, 2011
Elephant (Opinions and Attitudes)
So here's the deal. Elephant isn't going to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be ok. They are going to say things that won't necessarily sit will with everyone but they are things that need to be said because the gay community is made up of so many different people and those people think and feel differently from everyone else. I've been spending some time with their music and it is raw and will potentially strike a nerve with those people with delicate sensibilities. That being said, they are one of the more impressive independent artists I have come across lately. They have performed with gay icon, Josie Cotton on an updated mix of her seminal classic, "Johnny, Are you Queer?" and are releasing music that is going to make you think.
The production values of their music is high and it doesn't sound like something that was recorded in a basement (unless it's supposed to and then they doe that flawlessly as well). The lyrical content is thought provoking and both brothers have amazing flow that can only come from people that deserve to be in the rap game.
They aren't looking for your approval and they don't seem to care if they hurt your feelings. That's not their job. They are here to give you their perspective on life and if you can find meaning in it, that's all that matters. I suggest you head over to youtube or facebook and check them out. Support our independent artists because when it all comes down to it, they are the ones on the front lines telling the stories that need to be told.