Greetings! Welcome to the 1st Tru Skool Tuesday of 2013! This week i wanna feature artists who have tread similar geographic spaces as me, particularly VA and Philly.
First up is this great video from Philly-honed producer, emcee, singer, and band leader, Hezekiah. I love this video and song. They capture the beauty of a city that is largely characterized by it’s “philth.” Better yet, he gives the Philly grime an aesthetic quality that i feel when listening to some of the best 70s soul singers!
I’ve been a long-time fan of the Soul Students. After not hearing much from the various artists from that collective, i was very happy to see this video. Directed by Stephen Miles (aka Dicap), it demonstrates how some of my favorite artists have grown over the years!
I recently met Richmond native, Eso Tahreek, here in Philly where he now resides. The internationally respected producer-emcee has a plethora of DOPE work that the will definitely benefit the hip hop world when released. As you wait for those tracks, check out Eso’s Soundcloud page for a taste of what’s in store!
These are my favorites: