The world is currently in Chris Conde‘s palm, and every opportunity presented seems to be getting knocked out the park. After a brief tour stint with Ceschi, Factor Chandelier, Sammus and Armand Hammer, an opening spot for Ashanti, and a re-release of Growing Up Gay on a French label (hopefully with touring support overseas on the horizon), Conde dropped a video in support of the re-release to make things official. Dividing Lines plays like Taxi Driver at the onset (which had me automatically hooked), with visions of a bleak society set to the night sky and neon lights, all narrated by Conde with sharp wit and observation. Once free from the confines of the taxi (and accompanied by dawn in the distance), the observational aspect takes front and center, with the bars being reflective and motivational at the same time. Definitely a classic vid, so check it out, share it, leave a like and a comment, and keep supporting your local creatives!
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San Antonio rap representative Chris Conde has something he can truly be proud of in his debut release, Growing up Gay. The project not only features forward-moving thought provoking production (courtesy of Chris Conde, Fire-Toolz, Ryan Joseph Galvan, Venetian Snares, Ledef and Casey Keyworth), but lots of forward-thinking in general in terms of topic matter and the way it is handled. Chris Conde has a fascinating ability to embody the entire spirit of MC’ng in the form of bold statements and wordplay while simultaneously handling what many of the uncultured masses would consider a taboo subject in hip-hop : being gay. Chris Conde addresses it head on without making it the topic that drives his entire subject matter, which provides a perfect situation for him to flex in a familiar way while standing out from the crowd. I could go on and on, but it’s best to dive headlong into this project and let Chris Conde show you the way.
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