A-F-R-O has been making his presence known on SOTB these last couple weeks. The wordsmith’s latest track, “21” features the young man featuring on Sham Blak’s song which compares life to a game of Blackjack. The beat’s solid and upbeat and the bars are lyrically sound while also being introspective and real. The beat reminds me a bit of something you’d hear Dilla drop back in the day, because it’s driving and boombappy but also a bit more sonically diverse. The hook is one of the many strong points of this song, because it’s relatable but also easy to sing along with. Check out the new music below and support dope music in all its forms. Also, remember that life truly is like Blackjack; sometimes, you’ve got to show your cards to win and move on.