Finale is the one of the most intricate rhymers in Detroit. The passionate and soft-spoken MC laces his rhymes with vivid humanity. He army crawled his way out of the open mic scene to being legitimately seen as a peer by Detroit luminaries. Just as his gumbo began to bubble, he was ghost.
The MC that lives his rhymes, Finale took a multiyear break to establish his family. The integrious move was talked about as career seppuku by some but your man knows that true artistry is a long game. Odds & Ends is Finale's return, the record he set out to record before his family blossomed. It's fantastic, no-frills hip-hop.
Today we share a remix. Toronto's Saukrates flips "7 Days," a song about the 8 hour existential struggle of a day job. The life Finale, Kenn Starr and Hassaan Mackey imbue in just under three minutes is refreshing and inspiring.