Al-D Album ReleaseHip-Hop
Old-school lyricism in hip-hop never completely died out, but it’s certainly making a strong showing in the mainstream right now: Just last month, renowned wordsmith Jay-Z convinced Samsung, one of the world’s biggest corporations, to buy the first million downloads of Magna Carta Holy Grail. Nashville MC AL-D may not have that level of play with multinational conglomerates, but those who prefer cool and skillful flow over crunk hedonism will want to get their hands on his new full-length Free Delivery. Alongside his own ingenious verses, guests include local luminaries like Amerigo Gazaway and Gummy Soul’s Kurtis Stanley. Rhyme-master D doesn’t sleep on the production, either, turning again to The Boom Bap’s DJ Rate for primo vintage soul- and funk-infused beats; there’s even a collaboration with the funk brothers over at G.E.D. Soul records. The release party features the equally eloquent Jason da Hater from Memphis and E.T. from Louisville, and the $5 cover charge includes a download of the album.
Fri, Jul 12 | 9:00 PM