It's so interesting getting to know the thoughts of the artists who "make it". Some brag about it, some stress about it. As a listener, I feel like it's all valid and I like to know and hear different point of views. Of course, when it is done along with great music, it's way more fun; like in this track of Blu & Exile, "Maybe one day".
This hip hop duo made by rapper Blu and producer Exile is known for their deep lyrics and soulful instrumentals. This track is a great example of it.
Over cool beats and smooth piano, with the help of Black Spade in the chorus, Blu raps about how things change once one achieves success, how he handles it and how he used to feel back in the old days - "You didn't know / Nobody told you better / Nobody ever told you you could be somebody ever ... This bling bling / Sour cream on top of everything / You would never think that we needed sour cream / Like, I don't know how I'm lean 'cause I love sour cream" - some of my favorite lines.
Blu's flow is very organic, the instrumentals are top tier, and the chorus adds a special reflexive pause in the song. Indeed a great track that excels in balancing truthful, intense lyrics and cool, smooth instrumentals.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.