If you’re looking for music that will shut your brain off and allow you to simply wild out, might I suggest taking the Cowabunga bus to Racksville? But if you want music that will reward you with repeated listens, who knows, maybe even make you feel feelings, I highly recommend putting Shane Eli’s latest release, Have Mercy, into your eardrums. Produced, of course, by the headliner himself, Have Mercy revolves around skipping drums and a perfectly-timed sample of a gospel record from the East St. Louis Gospelettes – it’s like Cam’ron’s Oh Boy, except the opposite. But the real story here is Eli’s storytelling skills as he delves into a cinematic tale about how cycles of violence and poverty can keep one family wondering if God is indeed watching over them. See, I told you it was a little deeper than Racks. Those feeling converted to Shane Eli’s music can enjoy a direct download and full stream of I Can Do Better here, keep an eye out for the ICDB’s instrumental version, coming soon with bonus tracks, and can support his next project through Kickstarter here.
Written by Sigurd on 05/26/11
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