Rapper Big pooh‘s latest leak “Stop” off his upcoming project under the Mello Music Group label deals with the wanton use of excessive force used by certain individuals saddled with the responsibility to protect and serve. He takes poignant look at the issue by citing past and recent events to great effect over a melancholic soulful backdrop laced by producer Apollo Brown.
Look out for Big Pooh’s upcoming EP “Words Paint Pictures”
You can hear eternal truths on Words Paint Pictures – Rapper Big Pooh’s debut release for Mello Music Group. Over seven songs and two remixes, the North Carolina MC captures the complex agonies of the human condition — specifically the black experience in America over the last several centuries. These are tales of racial profiling and corrupt politicians, reality TV distractions, thieving preachers and rapacious exploitation — all offset by tremendous strength. They are uniquely American stories, chronicling both the damned and hopeful.
While Pooh sketches in vivid detail, Apollo Brown supplies the canvas. The Detroit-via-Grand Rapids alchemist chops classic soul samples and scratches hooks into bangers — head nodding and hard, but still beautiful. The holy trinity of DJ Premier, Pete Rock and J Dilla supply divine inspiration.
But at heart, you return to the words, the pictures, and the complications inherent in the soul. You might have previously known Big Pooh best for his work in Little Brother, but this is the most powerful music he’s ever made. Mining deeply into the personal, he’s created something profound and universal.