If misogyny and materialism have kept you away from rap music, it’s time to give it another shot with Albuquerque based artist Wake Self, a man who represents a growing social conscience in Hip Hop. The complicated and driven MC is self-made when it comes to his career, and when he reaches inevitable success, he’ll be taking his beloved home state with him.
Packed full of sharp social commentary, unique rhyme patterns and uplifting rhythms, Malala is Wake Self’s magnum opus. Wake rides to the beat of a different emcee, never following the trends or changing who he is to fit a certain mold.
From the beautifully arranged and impactful title track to the call to action of “Change the World” featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab, the 15-track album bursts with original content while retaining a musicality unmatched by most modern day emcees.
“There are concepts inside of every song,” Wake explains. “Each song has its own mood, atmosphere and anatomy. The way I feel about life and my experiences, beliefs, perception, and emotion is everything. As humans we are not the boxes and generalizations or short description we are forced to fit in. Everything we are is constantly expanding and deepening. Malala is an illustrated soundtrack to my journey… more
released August 24, 2016
prod by SmokeM2D6 except track 7, produced by Bles Infinite
All lyrics written by Wake Self except guest features.
Mural Art by Kausr, Graphic layout by Dumperfoo
Photography by Nisa Touchon
Mixed, Mastered by Smoke M2D6
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Wake Self on Generation Justice w/ Matthew Brown
08/28/16 Generation Justice sits down with Wake Self, an MC, performer, and hip-hop artist born and raised here in New Mexico as he talks about his newly debuted album, “Malala.”