Albuquerque MC Wake Self‘s latest leak “Different” off upcoming release ‘Malala’ features Bay Area legend Equipto, Oakland’s Crown City Rocker Raashan Ahmad and Miles Bonny. Track tackles the issues of not conforming to mainstream ideals and remaining true to oneself.
“I address rappers not thinking outside the box and how the industry standard is continually rehashing the same subject matter for a quick buck” Self explains. “Raashan illustrates a familiar scenario for most rap cats who dreamed of being an emcee growing up and wanting to be like your favorite artist until you finally understand being yourself is what’s important. Equipto really says a lot in his verse and goes into how the true artists in Hip Hop are the ones who are really preserving the culture regardless of what’s popular.”