There’s something about creating an album that opens up the creative and introspective floodgates. It seems that, in the wake of Before the World Wakes Up (no pun intended), Virgil Wolfe has been consistently dropping moving and thought provoking singles. His latest, I Wish, speaks of growing up protected by those that love you, wondering what it would be like if you knew then what you know now, but still loving those for understanding why they chose to protect you, and all in under 3 minutes time. Virgil Wolfe is definitely doing all that he can to leave a mark on 2018, so I recommend keeping an eye and an ear out… it’s all been wonderful thus far.
Not many MCs straddle the line between confidence and humility better than Virgil Wolfe. The Baytown resident is known for dropping extremely thought provoking, and sometimes coded, lyrics in a manner so laid back that much of the information may be missed through the first listen or two. Before The World Wakes Up is a project that revels in that realm. A unifying double-theme of putting in work while everyone is sleeping and being ‘woke’ in the midst of the oblivious is executed masterfully. Production duties were handled mostly by Calamity, with Virgil Wolfe handling the beatsmithing on Donahue. This one is definitely dope, and perfectly placed in terms of release date to make me rethink my whole Best of 2017 standings for the homies.
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