I’m not sure what it is about Asaad, but something about his rhymes always feels strikingly advanced. There’s a lot of rap music floating around right now. A LOT. And while Asaad isn’t exactly in the midst of a movement or putting up head-turning numbers, he seems to always manage to cut through the noise with a rational voice and meaningful music.
“Blue Note Entendre” surfaced in audio form back in November, but this weekend, Asaad dropped off visuals for the heartfelt record. It’s a simple video—courtesy of The Borough Co.—that brings the track’s introspective mood to life with warm tones and beautiful city portrait shots. Hopefully this will be the start of a small wave for the Philly emcee, but even if not, this will hold me over for some time. I was still listening to “Blue Note Entendre” before this, but hopefully this will wake some others up too.
Watch above, and stay tuned for more.