I didn't even know this was in the works. Woke up this morning and BAM there's some great news in my inbox. Word to Optimo Ram.
TIME TO RISE is a compilation/mixtape of heavy hitting artists, mostly from Houston (but Jasiri X pops up as well!) going in on the state of the nation/world we live in. I have said it before on here and I will say it again, this is the kind of rap I like. Every song on here is real. And it shows the side of Houston I came up around for real. I've said for years that Houston is about way more than just rims and grills, and I am so glad that in 2011 some of the other sides of that city are being exposed.
K-Rino alone is reason enough to download and jam (and share) this CD, but man, wait till you hear Cl'che pour her heart out on "I Got a Feeling," the brothers D-Ology and Snap alongside K-Rino on my favorite song of all time (OF ALL TIME) "Aintcha," and K-Rino even dug up GANGSTA NIP with a new heater.
Every song with some meaning. Wow. This is the release of the year thus far. No bullshit.
Also Brother Muhammed pops up along the way for some extremely real interludes. That's one of my heroes in Houston for real. I used to tune into his show every Thursday on KPFT, need to do that more often these daze...
Anyway, I ask that YOU, my folks, please post and spread this around. Download it, give it a good listen, and then TWEET IT, post it on your Facebook, hell http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifpost it on your Myspace. If you have a blog or a Tumblr or a website, whatever you have, I beg of you to go head on and post this there. Give the link, it's a FREE CD and its of the utmost importance.
And don't forget to go to the post right below here as well, get that Ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifustin compilation WAT DAT IZ as well.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND FEEL THE CONSCIOUS ARMY PRESENTS - TIME TO RISE!
And if you want some more background on this revolutionary release, please be sure to CHECK OUT THIS ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION BETWEEN OPTIMO RAM AND SOME OF THE ARTISTS ON LOCAL LIVE RADIO!