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Alexander

Evanston, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Evanston, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"[Premiere] AleXander – The Harvest"

The problem with a lot of conscious rap is that even when its delivering an important message, it’s a chore to listen to. That is not the case with Chicago by-way-of Louisville MC AleXander, whose new project The Harvest is filled with booming production and razor sharp lyricism.

“Why is it that Black Americans are discouraged from pursuing hip-hop–a purportedly foolish dream–when so many people that aren’t Black Americans profit so well off of our art? It’s like a harvest: crops are given just enough to survive. When they need grow no more, they are cut down and consumed,” AleXander explained of the record.

First single “Wishes,” is a jazzy, soulful exploration of consumerism and want that sounds like the kind of music MCs like Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar are making. It showcases his versatility as an artist, shifting cadences constantly and keeping listeners on their toes with his delivery.

“Pharaoh Xander” is the mixtape’s centerpiece. It’s unrelenting, an absolute hurricane that’ll leave you in an absolute daze. “Elliott Mortuary” is equally impressive, and features a strong guest spot from another rising MC in Sarob.

Overall, The Harvest is a snapshot of a rapper wrestling with issues in a way that few do nowadays. It’s a star turn from AleXander, and yet another win for the soulful side of Chicago’s rap scene. - Sunset in the Rearview


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