New Orleans emcee Slangston Hughes, the connoisseur of fine rhymes is back with new music and that’s ALWAYS a good thing.
Check out the write up below to get some more insight on Slangston’s latest release:
After spending the last several years advocating for and organizing with members of the New Orleans’ music community, emcee and Hip-Hop bandleader Slangston Hughes reflects on the lessons learned in political circles and returns with “F-R-E-E”, the first single off his upcoming project Spring Forward, to be released this summer.
Following in the footsteps of previous rap tracks that speak to liberation like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power”, this addition to the movement music catalogue features St. Louis transplant and emcee Thelonius Kryptonite on the hook declaring ways for poor, working class, and marginalized Black people to both get “free” as well as access “freedom” in a sense.
The single’s soundscape is provided by producer/emcee Wino Willy and provides listeners with an introductory glimpse into the artist’s growth both as an organizer and a writer as THE Connoisseur of Fine Rhyme proudly states he’s “bringing my ancestors’ struggle to a point of completion.”
In addition to writing and recording new music during the pandemic, Slangston has been busy crafting playlists and programming for his weekly New Orleans Hip-Hop radio show, Draw Fo’ Radio (along with co-host Thelonius), providing direct aid to 650 members of New Orleans’ cultural community totaling over $240K and organizing with a coalition of concerned community members and organizations to halt the city’s expansion of surveillance tools, which led to New Orleans becoming the 2nd city in the South and 16th in the US to ban facial recognition technology.
Check out the track below!!!