Had the absolutely wonderful opportunity to meet Noah-O and Taylor Whitelow today. They allowed me to come into their studio as they worked on Noah-O’s project entitled Monument Avenue. They have been working on this album since January, and I must say they have truly laid the groundwork for what Virginia based hip-hop should be.
I was fortunate to be able listen to tracks from the album, and there was not a single song that left me disappointed. I can tell that a lot of pure energy went into the creative process. The album was incredibly well put together, and the production and lyricism were simply flawless. Everything flowed, from start to finish.
Tracks such as Ascension, R.i.ch, and Klephnote left me feeling nothing pure anxiousness as I await the release of the album. Noah-O has taken his own life and experiences and made them simply relatable to all people across the map, not just here in RVA. His delivery and storytelling make for a perfect marriage to Taylor Whitelow’s beats and production. I can honestly say that this album is a much needed contribution to the hip-hop community.
Noah-O will be performing live at this years 2013 Epic Fest on Saturday. For more information on Noah-O
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