08/05/2014 § Leave a comment
8 years ago, I was featured on the cover of the Austin Chronicle about a year after being voted Best Hip Hop Artist. I’d never solicit votes for such a thing, but I’d been working at a fervent pace around the state for a few years. So it may have been well-earned, if not by actual votes.
Now the local weekly’s Chase Hoffberger has posted a piece about “Summer Saturday Songs” on their Earache blog. Click the cover above, or read the snippet below… (dap)
“Last Saturday, Blakes released his first new single in more than 26 months. “Summer Saturday Songs” drops an Arson Optics-produced track that’s a lively, up-tempo ode to doing dad things with your wife and toddler. He’s getting haircuts, making breakfast, mowing the lawn, and enjoying the occasional day off, everything he appreciates now that the bulk of his time is occupied by 7th grade students at nearby Decker Middle School.
“Summer is when I get to have fun with my family,” agrees Blakes, just back from a brief visit to Mojoe’s Easy Lee in Atlanta.
“There’s also this certain aesthetic. Normally, summer Saturdays are a multi-generational affair, whether it’s a birthday, cookout, family reunion, or some time at the lake. All those things are the same scenario to me, a scenario most people associate with a good, positive part of their life.”