In the past week, we’ve seen quite a few Twitters get erased. In fact, my main account was one of them. That said, if I’m a bit delayed in hearing your music, it’s mainly because I’m trying to:
- Re-follow everyone from the SOTB account and
- Gather folks in one or two places, specifically the SOTBeatDotCom account.
Nevertheless, I still stand, ready to get people to support dope music in all its forms. You can cut my metaphorical arm off, but I’ll still find a way to write and create.
Chris Cassius’ 6Tape was one of the projects I copped last week.
The project features Cassuis and his cohort–including Miss Kam–attacking each track with the calm ferocity we’ve come to hear from Chris. In other words, the melodies hit your ears, the lyrics hit your mind, and the flows hit you in the chest. It’s a solid entry into his discography as it also expands on what we love from the Baltimore native. That said, it also strives to give us something new entirely. With 6Tape, you feel the labor and work he put into making this one as close to perfect as he could. For the listener, we get a great project because of it. My favorite track would have to be “War Time.”
Cassius mentioned that the project was a bit more “fun” than what he deemed appropriate in this current climate; it was recorded pre-protests. However, I feel the energy given still fits. Simply put, rebellion comes in multiple forms. Sometimes, we’ll fight for our freedom in the streets. Sometimes, we’ll donate to causes we believe in and support in that regard. Sometimes, we’ll just make our diverse voices heard and rally people together that way. The great thing about 6Tape is this: Chris Cassius is donating a portion of his sales on the tape to the Baltimore Action Legal Team. So even in the fun, there’s a purpose.
Check out the project below via Bandcamp and remember to support dope music in all its forms.
Update 8/7/20: The updated/deluxe edition 6 Tape Vol. 1.5 is now available. Included on this version are older cuts and the 6Banx tracks “360” and “No Leash.” H/T to Que for plugging the hell outta this one.