Posts Tagged ‘Floetry’

Since Floetry’s breakup in 2006, speculations have risen about the reasons for such an unexpected dissolution of what many deemed a beautiful mesh of spoken word and soul.  The Floacist Natalie Stewart has released quite a stirring perspective on her feelings towards The Songstress Marsha Ambrosius with “Soul” from her upcoming album Floetry Re:Birth.  In the song, Stewart proclaims that Ambrosius’ dream of a mainstream career is the equivalent of “selling her soul.”  Well, damn.

Sooo, I just came across some fire and I have to share.  Hailing from East London, the singer/songwriter A.L. croons melodically over classic beats from the late, great J Dilla.  That’s right.  This young lady was bold enough to hop on some Jay Dee productions and do her thang.  Her style is slightly reminiscent of both members of Floetry.  Yep, she gets her Floacist on, rhyming coolly as if Dilla designed those beats especially for her.

Personal stand out tracks are “123456789”, taken from Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride” (a true banger, btw), and “The Urge”, which is an ode to a lady’s yearning for just a good ole fuck.  But please believe, the whole EP is a smooth ride.

Click the cover art for the free download of “The LB EP (The Laid Back EP)”.