The bass kicked in at 1:04 of ForteBowie‘s strongest single yet and my veins remembered how to pump adrenaline. “Check” was the first I heard from the Atlanta rapper and self producer, and if “Check” is any indication of ForteBowie‘s future work, we should expect more of his inner fire to reach us through mp3:
“I don’t wanna be one of these n****s praisin’ currency, but Sallie Mae’s a hoe and she already had her turn with me–I’m tryna cook up this money, I’mma see how it pans out. If you ain’t have your hands in, don’t ask for no handout–I want my check.”
Too often, our many responsibilities pull us in many distracting directions. It starts to feel like we have a different horse pulling on each one of our limbs. For me, it pulls me away from the Inc., and I don’t like that. The only perk with posting songs a month late is that my selections get tighter and tighter before I post.
While I’m not posting, I’m still checking the blogs, emails and SoundCloud feeds. I’m weeding out the fluff in my iPod. When all the dust has settled, tracks like “Check” have racked up dozens of plays in my iTunes and they can still be found at the top of my daily playlists. That has its own benefits, but while writing this post, I relived the feeling I had when I first heard “Check” a month ago. I’ve learned my lesson.
Tracks like “Check” make me want to post every day.