I often use music to soothe the soul every Monday as I ease into the week; it squashes any anxieties I may have about the days ahead and grants a base level of positivity for me to build upon. KHAI’s “For You” is a wonderful addition to that soundtrack as the single is a slice of sultry, atmospheric bliss that puts me in zone difficult to describe. I’ve spun it on repeat since it entered my inbox this morning and it makes everything around me seem in place, and in turn, puts me at peace.
The view overlooking the hills here in Los Angeles is gorgeous with the overcast skies draped atop them like a blanket. The palm trees are bent at perfect angles aside the roadways where cars move in tune. KHAI’s vocals bring forth much of these observations in particular. His harmonies are mesmerizing as they build upon one another toward the skies, all the while a hazy instrumental atmosphere unfolds below. It’s impossible to keep “For You” on as background noise as it utterly envelops the senses…I might need to turn it off if I’m going to get any work done today.
Relax your mind, and folks unwind and be kind to a rhythm that you hardly find
And off we go, let the trumpets blow
Well hold on, because the driver of the mission is a pro,
The Ruler’s back…” – Slick Rick (The Ruler’s Back)
That’s right folks—the underground’s most eclectic, most uninhibited, most poetic, futuristic, most imitated, but never duplicated mixtape is back in action, and as expected from all tapes worthy of the name LMDM—in grand fashion. We don’t release for the sake of releasing here, our intention is always to be the best, offer the best and be real at every minute in the process. So if you’re wondering why the hold-up, it’s because life has been happening and we weren’t just going to put something out we didn’t feel. As long time readers know: we don’t fake it here…
I live by the funk, I die by the funk…” – Notorious B.I.G. (Machine Gun Funk)
The last time I saw Steph she was at her wedding. We know each other and connected years ago because of music, and here I am at her wedding—damn. How does this mixtape start Steph – “So you come a long way, huh!?”
It was so inspiring to be around so much love and family. It was an honor to see her take that step, to be there amongst her most-cherished because she is certainly one of mine. On behalf of the EMPT army, congratulations!
I represent the Space Age where all institution is up for revamp, examination, and ready to be destroyed or challenged, but one thing that stays true is the importance of family. Sure, there are corny people that abuse love and family itself, but when a group of people understand the bond and importance of blood and use that as support, there is literally nothing stopping them. Believe me when I say this, the people who run the world are the tightest families you’ll never know of. The institution is being destroyed on purpose because a world without people who would die for one other is easily malleable, but we can’t let that get diluted or forget it’s value. So why was LMDM on hold? Because Steph was building a family, you basic bitches!
But we still love you all & here we are, back with LMDM Summer and like I said earlier: it’s heavenly.
As usual there’s 360 degrees of styles uniquely bound by Steph’s masterful mind. Everybody knows that no two LMDM‘s are the same, and this one is no exception, so don’t take the title for granted.
This is truly a summer-tape perfect for all your hot weather activities. I think Steph spent her honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia or something amazing like that. Or as Steph put it…
Pure, calm and escaping love ❤️”
I can easily picture myself with my close ones bumping LMDM Summer while chilling in an infinity pool somewhere in the middle of a forest or some futuristic shit like that. As usual, I highly recommend pressing play and letting the tape rock till it stops. The adventure is beautiful, it’s custom-made for the Space Age kids, for you. Enjoy.
Relax your mind, let your conscience be free. And get down to the sound of EPMD EMPT. – EPMD (You Gots to Chill)