At the end of last week, Bay Area lyricist, A-1, came through with his long awaited new mixtape, Thurlian. A-1 provides a refreshing new take on previously heard productions from Mr. Carmack, Ryan Hemsworth, Sango, BEAR//FACE, and more on his long awaited The Thurl Tape follow up project (he’s got some original joints on there, as well). Says A-1 of the tape: “Thurlian is a compilation of songs I’ve been recording over the past two years that all symbolize different aspects of what it means to be ‘Thurl,’ which is to Think (for oneself), Hustle (for one another), Understand (each other), and Really Live (one’s life to the fullest),” A-1 explains. “This project was inspired by my experiences while traveling, seeing different parts of the world and realizing that human suffering is a constant struggle everywhere. As someone with a voice and a following, I feel I have the power to influence those who are willing to listen, and therefore I think I’m somewhat obligated to use that voice for good.” Listen to the San Fran lyricist put those words in action, below.
I like ink and alcohol.... and I listen to music every now and then.