Another fantastic producer hailing from the Midwest. First, there was Sango. Then, αtμ. Now? Waldo, an MC from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Loving the emerging scene there.
This is a pretty fantastic EP overall — comfortable hip-hop featuring fantastic future beats produced by none other than Sango. In the artist’s own words, this album is “about finding your lane in life. Whether if the lane you choose to pursue is right or wrong it’s still the poison you chose. It’s also about my life and the poison I chose.” Personal favorites off the album are “There Goes the Neighborhood,” “Stranger,” and “Scars.” All of it is some pretty heavy shit, expressive lyrics paired to an eclectic mix of ambient/bass. Just another day in Waldo’s hood.
Seriously, this kid’s got the future on lock. He’s got a great flow that matches impeccably with Sango’s deep soul. As Soulection notes, “Keep in mind that Waldo is only 20 years old. He has so much potential to evolve into that man that we hear in him at this very moment. The future is infinite for him.” I’m following their advice. I’ve already enjoyed this free release, so now I need to spread it to everyone. I suggest you do the same.
You can download the album for free on Soulection’s Bandcamp, which, if you didn’t already frequent, is a supreme space for new music. As they say, “All for the love; quality & conscious music!” I can vouch for that — all their output is serious quality. Waldo is on most social networks, like Facebook and SoundCloud. Really looking forward to seeing what’s next for the adept artist.