Kicking off today with a soul-inspired beat & a butter-smooth flow in the form of Charles Edison's vocals.
While the thing that first hooked me to the track was the beat, I have to say - the single most important track about this song are the lyrics. Hands down one of the most personal hip hop tracks I've heard in a while and I do hope Charles' message gets delivered to where it should be.
After chatting with him about the personal story behind the track, it really got to me. It won't do justice to re-write those words, so here they are...
On the 12th of September 2016, I entered a residential rehab for 3 months following 5 years of a crippling drug and alcohol addiction. Having lived with my parents throughout this time, our relationship had become strained to say the least. The song mentions things like my Mum coming to "see me up at Broadway" (Broadway is the name of the rehab I went to) as well as various things I did to damage the relationship, such as lying to and stealing from her, but ultimately it's about the wonderful person she is and how grateful I am that she stuck by me.