Jam On It: OG Maco – Breathe EP

Jam On It: OG Maco - Breathe EP

In what has been one of the largest pleasant surprises I’ve had all year in terms of music, OG Maco just recently dropped the ‘Breathe EP’, a project that eloquently and passionately addresses timely topics such as race relations, police brutality, general apathy and hypocrisy of the music industry and disproportionate roles of the governement.  After running through that list of weighty matters, I wouldn’t be surprised if you too had to repeat in your head – ‘Wait, we talking about OG Maco here?’ Yes, the rapper responsible for the turn up anthem, “U Guessed It,” turned right around and flipped the general consensus of him being another lyrically inept trap rapper out for rap’s cliched trinity of money, drugs and hos. Simply put, dude’s got bars and uses that talent to pinpoint the very poignant issues that most rappers of greater stature in the industry aren’t touching.  Hit the jump to take a listen to the impressive, politically tinged project.

In the age of determination by denomination, our destruction by the induction of ignorance, I ask that you get down with a cause ignorant of oppressive laws and knowledgeable of apparent flaws. This world is ours, so watch over those still in strollers. Do not allow them to be fed hate like Stouffer’s. For there’s a promise land not yet seen except in dreams. And for that we feen and bleed and live and sin, with the hope that we might know freedom through more than our white friends. Forever yours. Get down my king. Get down.

OG Maco, “Get Down”

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Richard "Reach" Guinto

Reach loves the Lakers, breakfast, the sound of a Fender Rhodes, and rapping along word for word to Wu Tang's "Triumph." If you're looking for him, he's probably out getting chicken.

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