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.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Still Waiting" (2012)
Member Reviews and Ratings
- 25 Most Popular Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of February 2014
- Pharrell - G I R L
- Rick Ross - Mastermind
- ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron
- A 15 Song Tour Through Pharrell’s Career
- SchoolBoy Q ft. 2 Chainz - What They Want
- Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino - Move That Dope
- Nyzzy Nyce - Nothing Nyce
- Devin Miles - Where the DJs At?
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!