Monday, May 23, 2011

welcome to the motor town. booming like an atom bomb.

the recession has affected many aspects of daily life. from your favorite places closing down, to people you love living jobless trying to make ends meet. its influence has also made its way onto subplots of popular tv shows and has become a platform for many conscious street artists, authors, singers and hip hop heads. 

despite currently residing in los angeles, my michigan-bred favorite isn't turning a blind eye to what the recession has done to the motor city he calls home. his latest single, "a long time", serves as a love letter to the state. although he calls out faceless names and unfortunate situations, he ultimately sings about hope and rejuvenation in one hell of a catchy way.

it's gonna take a long time, but we'll make it.