Taking a break and retooling your style and sound is nothing that an artist should be ashamed of. To be honest, I wish more artists would do this because we’re being swamped with content on a daily basis that some of it falls through the cracks. Sometimes an artist will go dark and then come back sounding better than ever which is a testament to their study and work skills. Many people don’t realize that not everyone can rap well and that it does in fact take practice. Kentucky’s R.E.A.L. Tha Poet took some time off and has returned today with his new album Learn On The Fly.
Real is a lyrical talent and his take on this album deals with America in the past year or so. This one isn’t all about politics but it’s a good listen if you need something to hear while you’re pondering how America got to this point. With production from J-Ideas, this comes off with an alternative sound with it’s guitar riffs at times but it’s overall a hip-hop album. The duo of Real & J took their time with this one and it’s easy to hear how much they’ve progressed in the last couple of years on this one project.