Released: Magnetic North & Taiyo Na "Home:Word"

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

There's really not much to say except that if you don't want to pick this album up I just don't want to know you, and when I say I don't want to know you, I'm just kinda wondering if you have any soul whatsoever because if you can't vibe to this - I don't know what you can vibe too.


I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
-Maya Angelou

Because we are building home here, and no one can ever tell us to go back where we came from again.
-Malaya Arevalo

Home:Word is the highly anticipated collaboration album between Magnetic North and Taiyo Na. Soulful, organic, lyrical and lush, Home:Word is a hip-hop concept album about the journey for home. With a unified sound and theme, the album displays an intimacy and passion uncommon in today’s popular music. Live musicianship and intelligent yet accessible storytelling showcase a trio reminiscent of The Fugees, a breath of fresh air within today’s hip-hop landscape dominated by brand-name dropping electro-pop and nostalgic coke-rap. Socially conscious, eclectic, rooted in soul and funk, yet with a polished sheen, the 3 MCs convey a dynamic chemistry and a wide breath of influences heard throughout the 10 tracks of the album. The anthemic “We Belong” is a warrior’s song against Right-wing anti-immigrant hysteria and the persistence of Hollywood racism. Feel-good jams like “Summertime” and “It’ll Work Out” keep the dance floor thumping and the barbeque cooking. The rap ballads of “New Love” and “I’m Here” sit right by your side in a car seat or bedroom pillow, while “Postcards” and the title track bring it all on home. Home:Word is that rare record that helps to create a new American music, one rooted in American traditions yet re-imagined by global immigrant narratives. It is a new sound by a new group representing a new generation.

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Magnetic North & Taiyo Na

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Thanks Taiyo