The lead track from 19-23, regarded by many fans as the best rap song Andrew ever put together, was also one of the first he recorded - not counting the teenage basement tapes made with school friends, of course. Bursting with poetry and melancholy, "February" is a unique take on rap writing and production, and showcases a highly precise, ultra-fast triplet delivery by an emcee who was only 19 at the time.
Much of the rest of the album, created in spurts after "February" up until Andrew was 23, follows in the same dark mood, exploring the hypocrisy of politics, the confusion of religion, and his own yearning for love and change.
released June 15, 2008
Produced and performed by VS.
Photo by Jen Grantham.
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