Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Elephant - The Let-Go (featuring Yo! Majesty)

Jackson and Coleman are back but I think the addition of Shunda and Shon from Yo! Majesty have mellowed them out and thrown a healthy dose of funk their way.  Don't get me wrong, the raw lyrical content is still here, it's just smooved out.  Let's talk about taking information that has been shoved down our throats all out lives and diluting out so that as adults we have the ability to make up our own damn mind.  That's what's at the heart of this track.  Being able to use that thing between your shoulders for more than hair products or hats.  Think about what you are being sold and use the free will you were given to do with it as you see fit.

I've always been a huge believer in some form of higher power, whether its my belief in myself and my powers to navigate this life on my own or belief in an all mighty deity controlling the heavens above; it is my own decision to make and with a little knowledge, I can make a decision to be proud of.  

Combining Elephant's flow with Yo! Majesty's smooth style is an awesome combination because it gives both groups something to vibe off of.  The chorus is sick and the rhymes are on point.  I think this is going to get a lot of heavy rotation my my library once the EP comes out.  With other releases by Elephant, this song isn't a tool in which they are trying to ram a belief down your throat; it's about empowering you to make your mind up with information that is available to you.  It is a very strong song and you know how I love songs that have a point of view and are unapologetic about it.  

Watch the video, give it a thumbs up or down (it's your decision) and talk about it.  Small independent artists are so rapidly becoming what I want to hear on a daily basis because they will stand up for not only themselves but for you as well.


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