Sep 22, 2014

Editorial: #summerDAZE review - @SirM00re

Sir Moore with friends at Album Listening BBQ
Every time I link up with my cousins and friends, we reminisce on childhood, The whole 90's yards.

I get that same feeling when I listened to summerDAZE for the first time. I think as a music fan your greatest pet peeve is when you're favorite artist pushes back a project. Sometimes you have to understand that it's for a reason so they can put together a piece of work that will surpass the standard set for themselves and for your ears. summerDAZE being pushed back was the best thing for the project. If you haven't paid attention Jersey emcee Sir Moore preaches about positive energy revolving his life and how it should yours.

Let's get to the music.  Lots of R&B samples and influences from movies and television from the 90s. The tape is full of samples from Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Love Jones, Martin, Do The Right Thing (although that dropped in 89), We also got a couple more DJ SuchNSuch skit like his debut EP AUGUSTrush. Ole dude is hilarious but spits the truth if you really listen. The entire project is so relatable if you didn't live under a rock your whole life.

It was difficult to pick a song I liked most of these 22 tracks. They all stood out in their own way. It's not all reminiscing, Sir Moore touches base on social issues plaguing our community with songs like summerRAIN. Another song I enjoyed was BackNtheDay featuring Keyvauna Leshea. LONGLIVEHIPHOP! (the anthem) would be the kind of song I would drop if I were an artist (Man I wish I could rap, that's why I just write I guess). Every song, feature, and sample were intricately placed and the production was superb. You could make love to this. Listen, if you are a hip-hop head like myself and want to teach a lover the way to listen and hear the way you do, pop in this album and press play. Thank Me Later no Drizzy.

Jose Vay (Joe V in spanish yall lol) is just one of those people you meet that you will remember forever. If not for the music, I'd still look to him to be a leader of our generation. It's Deeper than the Music, but music is the key to the soul. Be weary of what your ears take in. When it's raining and you are staring outside your window listening to R&B making a fake music video out of your life, change the music. summerDAZE is the album for you. summerDAZE got 4.6 of 5 stars on the Ramsey Rating Scale. You can bless your ears below by listening to summerDAZE.

Jonathan C. Ramsey
Jonathan C. Ramsey

Multimedia Journalist, Founder and Chief Editor of WTM Host of A-Side B-Side Podcast and more. I like to talk about stuff and write it down. Sometimes to a microphone. Either way, I need you to feel this.

No comments: