When your life’s work pulls you in one direction, and love in the other, which do you sacrifice—or can there be a compromise? If there were a clear-cut answer, I’m pretty sure somebody would have figured it out by now, but, alas, that hasn’t been the case. On the first official leak off his forthcoming Nightmares & Daydreams LP, Booth newcomer A.J. Crew has linked up with a fellow Chi-town resident to address the eternal friction between romance and life on the road—or, as he puts it, between Destiny & Desire. Crew’s mellow sung and rapped vocals are sure to impress Booth readers, as is the silky-smooth production, borrowed from French singer Jeanne Added and Lebanese saxophonist/jazz composer Toufic Farroukh‘s Destins et Désirs , but the real highlight comes two-thirds of the way in—just as the track takes an unexpectedly funky turn, Rhymefest hops on board to steal the show with a verse so natural-sounding it’s hard to believe the beat wasn’t made for him. If this chilled-out “remix/cover” has got your interest piqued, you can hear more on A.J. Crew’s new album, set to hit stores September 1.
Written by richard on Aug 13, 2009
More from A.J. Crew
Submit your Rating
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.