‘and that’s your time’ gives theesatisfaction – ep review
By Sound Check
October 11, 2013
Seattle hip hop/pop duo THEESatisfaction are back with their new EP, And That’s Your Time. The album consists of eight, relatively short songs (barring the second track “Queen County”” which is a healthy four and a half minutes). The entire project is a short and sweet, 19 minutes long. The inspiration behind the project?
“We feel a certain way about the fall time. It is a passage from summer to winter that can tell us a lot about ourselves. In the past we have come out with a few projects during this season and felt the time had come to release another mixtape.” – Cat
Review by Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK Contributor*
“Five Things: Uncle Tom Foolery” contains the now infamous list of things black people “”need to do”, as gifted upon us by CNN’s Don Lemon. A breezy, brass led rhythm is the canvas, as delicate woodwind instruments weave in and out. The title lets us all know what their thoughts are on his shambles of a lecture.
The album is a brief journey of our history from them to now. A musical social commentary both asking the questions and giving the answers. A statement of rebellion against the constant attempts to placate the masses. No. THEESatisfaction will not be hoodwinked.
“MARTIN” questions the efficiency of law and order, whilst final track “Pre Racial” glides along congenially before the words powerful words of African American activist/philosopher, Dr. Cornel West’s words “the Obama Plantation” end it abruptly.
Cat and Stas’ free flowing, jazz sounds make this ‘mini-bite’ of an album enough to leave you fully sated. The cuts and samples used throughout are executed with precision making it a more than worthy follow up to the outstanding awE naturalE EP.
Why should Afropunk readers check out And That’s Your Time?
“It’s a continuation of our series of mixtapes (number 9) and our 10th release. It features new voices and new feelings as well as continues to tell our story.” – Cat
A steal at only $7. Make sure you get your copy.
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