With the world in such emotional taxing, tumultuous times, it’s sometimes hard to focus on, or even think about, music. One thing that I love about hip-hop, however, is its ability to rationalize madness, remind us of the wins and losses of our past, and most important of all, inspire change and evolution (if not revolution). Luckily, the San Antonio-based powerhouse that is Third Root is fully aware of their ability to make those specific impacts, and with they culled an all-star lineup to put together Passion of the Poets : Adrian Quesada, El Dusty and Illfudge all get producer credits, while guest features include Black Pumas, Mad1ne, Grupo Fantasma, Kam Franklin and Bavu Blakes. If you’re simply curious about listening, you can find this one any and everywhere you stream or buy music online, but if you’re looking to support deeper, visit the Bandcamp page for exclusive merchandise. Most importantly, spread the Third Root word if you’re feeling what they’re dealing.
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I’ve been lucky enough to know Adrian Quesada for a number of years, and it’s been amazing to watch him reinvent and adapt himself to the ever-changing musical scenes. The one consistent that you can count on from Quesada, however, is funk, and he’s kept that run going with his latest project, Black Pumas. The project, a collaboration with singer Eric Burton, has hit the ground running in the form of a record deal and an LP on the way, and their lead single, Fire, is already making waves. Black Pumas recently made a stop by FIP, a French radio station, to perform the track Fire, and in true professional fashion, they knocked it out the park. Check it out, share it around, and be sure to support!
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Tagged adrian quesada, black pumas, chief, eric burton, fip, fire, france, the doomsday device