Collision Records as part of the WLAK (We Live As Kings) culture brings you "Promised Land" by Alex Faith. Written from a true burden and frustration of whites seeing themselves as the majority, feeling they have the freedom to do anything, say anything, while noticing and being a part of the problem.
Written by Julian "J.Kwest" Deshazier
Kendrick Lamar's new album, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City", is brilliant, period. If for nothing else, it fully encapsulates the sound of an emerging (here!) Cali - artists who grew up with (but not as) the bangers, and possess the acumen to convey without glorifying that life through the music. With Dre's help, I'm listening again to a Cali I grew up wishing I knew better. I'm listening again to sounds that only could come out of Cali.