Want to stand out in the world? Be authentic and unapologetic about it. The album release party by AB Liva and Spade-O for the album “Glory” was textbook for describing unapologetic authenticity. On a night intended to celebrate the creative genius of two individuals, the night also was designed to be about the people. The only thing missing from that night was a room filled with egos and who said Philly doesn’t show love? I would look around during the event and literally see strangers walking up to each other, networking, exchanging info, talking about collaboration, so when you hear this narrative that says Philly doesn’t support there is something in the water because its changing. There is something brewing in air in Philly so don’t be surprised when shit starts poppin off that Philly is at the forefront. The evening wasn’t about being “seen” it was about the hustle, the grind…the music. Major shout out to Spade-O for setting the tone when he took the mic and addressed the crowd to kick it off and said:
“…We could of made this night about bottles and models…but I wanted this night to be about the music…you know…the reason why we got into this shit in the first place.”
The album Glory takes you on a musical journey that will have you busting out and waving a damn lighter, to bobbing you head to a sick ass groove with the nastiest stank face because of the damn bars and lyricism in this record. Liva and Spade-O is legit your favorite rappers…favorite rappers, two true legends in the game. Glory has a great cohesion and transition from track to track, one can tell that this was not just something thrown together just to put something out. The same way a live performance is designed to hype the crowd up, settle them down and keep them in the pocket only to blow their minds again, this album achieves this effortlessly. Creating a connection with listener to actually appreciate and listen to this record front to back.
The world of music at times feels like one big ass fast food joint, whatever is convenient, readily available, easily accessible and easily made is what becomes consumed and popular. But there is something to be said ab