Eight months after organically assembling diem., D/Will & Dominique Larue felt like the less pressure, the better. After knowing each other for five years and developing a musical chemistry with Larue being in Ohio and D/Will being in Missouri, following up their 2010 EP, carpe. (presented by RockTheDub.com) could only come at ease. diem. certainly has a relaxed undertone with Ms. Larue showing her emotional struggles on songs like I’m Good and telling vivid stories on The Boulevard. They were also able to capture a lighthearted Larue on Make Love/Make War and her a little cocky on But I Will. Regardless, the goal is satisfy the listener with a multitude of ideas on 7 tracks with the privilege of not skipping a track.
It’s SIX so you know what that means. Wale -Attention:Deficit is in stores today, so it’s only right Wale gets the headline. Wale speaks to okayplayer about his Go-Go influence, anxiety of his debut album and more. There are many interviews in today’s post with J Cole, Rakim, Wale, Wiz, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and more. Tanya Morgan & Che Grand try out iPhone’s “Freestyle” application and a few live performances that include Pete Rock, CL Smooth, & Souls of Mischief. […]