Love and Grow are the "Things We Do"

The “Things We Do”, single is an introduction to a collaborative EP, “i am u”, between Akinyemi and ATELLER. The Tel Aviv native ATELLER produces a beat so fitting for the Akinyemi and Leuca collaboration in “The Things We Do”. The wavey introduction is kindly accompanied by the soft harmonies of New York-based, singer and rapper, Leuca that is later met with Akinyemi’s verse so eloquently in flow.

The song depicts romance and growth between lovers. Leuca seduces us with his soft singing, while Akinyemi makes us fall in love with his poetry and ensures “resurrecting healing” through the journey of love. The duo so perfectly captures the maturity of love over lust, while crafting a song that should be added to every date night playlist.

Here’s what they had to say about their latest release:

Leuca states:
“I think what I was trying to articulate was the importance of authentic growth with another person. Growing together but growing the correct way & being intentional in love. Being focused can do a lot between two people. Time can’t heal and we won’t be here forever so let’s effectively use the time we have.”


Akinyemi states:
"In my verse, I touched on how we grow with other people through memories. 'I send them back a credential that Men in Black couldn't get to', essentially means that our memories are our main essence and being. As we grow, no one can take that from us. Memories can be put in the background of our consciousness, but they won't ever be forgotten."

ATELLER states:
"yo it's a vibe, a feel-good song, you know? I feel like I'm driving down the PCH. Woooooooo"

*goes back into room and makes beats*

Listen to the full song on Spotify here. Subscribe here for more news on the upcoming EP. Let us know what you think by commenting below.

The Things We Do - Leuca & Akinyemi

 


 

Wale's got that "Staying Power"

Listen to Wale's new song "Staying Power."

Staying Power - Wale

Wale has always kept it low key but when he gives us a dose of his soul it definitely has that "Staying Power"! Less than a month after his last release, Wale blesses us with his newest single that calls out the industry while staying true to his craft by spitting a conscious flow. 

Wale recently went independent and has three releases in 2018, and it's not even March yet! Does this mean we can anticipate a full EP or a huge project on the way!? I hope so because we need a little bit more real in the rap game. "You rapper n*ggas ain't rapping good," and I agree that there is a majority of mainstream music that is lacking substance. I find myself constantly questioning why these clout pioneering rappers take over most streaming sites with basic music. Is our generation lacking the ability to listen?

Personally, I have been around too many people working on getting the right pictures for the socials that they tend to neglect to work on mastering their artistry. Wale says it perfectly, "how you got a landlord and a Lambo." Makes you think about how this quick rise to fame and money makes people buy these big toys but forget to invest in providing the basic necessity of a roof over their head. Regardless of the call out to those not utilizing their platform in the best way, I can definitely say Wale is not one to let the current state of events stop him!  

The "Staying Power" single is a perfect song to get you going and keep grinding.

"Paranoid so I'm drinking heavy
Hearing voices so I don't sleep heavy
Had a choice I could turn her back
I be running back for a team or something
Kick return wide receiver money "

Check out the full song here