Sunday, September 11, 2016
Album Review: We Are Not Alone
Honestly, I forgot how I even discovered Donny Arcade and that he was dropping an album on what most people would consider to be conspiracy theory but here it is - We Are Not Alone. The LP ranges, in theme, from Ancient Aliens to the Secret Government making We Are Not Alone everything you'd expect if Alex Jones, himself, dropped a mixtape or if the NSA recovered Eric Snowden's browser history before wikileaks. And if you caught these references, well, your tin foil hat is showing so welcome, comrade!
We Are Not Alone goes beyond the typical hotep hustling that's focused solely on empowering a skin color and serves as an introduction into alternative (news) media affecting all creeds and backgrounds. And if all of that sounds too high fa-looting then the trap beats will make Donny's delivery more palpable. 3600, Annunaki, and Zzzz serve as the Red Pill while False Flaggin' and Stop Lying 2 Me encourage you to #StayWoke. And if the trap beats aren't enough then the 80s babies can surely appreciate the dual Layzie Bone cameos.
Donny Arcade is officially bringing a new age of conscious rap into the mainstream, above the underground of Killah Priest, Immortal Technique, and K-Rino. The Mos Def's, Talib Kweli's, and Black Thought's may no longer suffice as Donny attempts to reach beyond the Black experience to a Human one, through an aux cord near you.
Disclaimer: Steve is an employee of Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, however the views expressed in this post are of my own.