Greetings and Salutations, SOTB readers. I’m back from about a week off in the Bahamas. What I learned there was that family truly is over everything, even if your family isn’t entirely connected by blood. Upon heading back to the DMV, I got the latest track from Virginia artist Tracy Lamont, a hopeful and powerful jam called “Pray.”
Over a trip-hop-esque beat (more so that it’s a bit unorthodox), Lamont speaks on his plight and the fact that, well, he wants his team to win right along with him. I felt that because, as a member of the DAR Elite collective, I want my brothers to win as much as I want to win myself. So, the premise is simple, but the execution is what makes this one a must-listen. Lamont channels his inner Cole and Kendrick to speak on a variety of issues, ranging from his connection with his faith to the aforementioned “I want my brothers to eat, too” mentality. I loved this one because it’s slightly different than some of the tracks I’ve been listening through since I’ve been back. Check out “Pray” below and support dope music in all its forms.