The Faze – “Maya Angelou ’96” | @TH3FAZE

Posted: April 16, 2014 by Jake Crates in Hip Hop, Music Videos
Bred in the hot and arid Moreno Valley, just an hour east of downtown LA, this solo emcee named The Faze seems to finally be on the cusp of widespread attention with release of his track “Maya Angelou ’96.”   The highly intuitive song and simple video helps round out the final bit of content from his last release The Suicide Note (Released on Dec 3rd, 2013) which has sold 1,000 copies independently to date.  The project broke The Faze into the greater consciousness of the Hip-Hop world getting him posts on HipHopDx and other California based blogs with his video for “Roses and Champagne.”
 
To follow up The Suicide Note project, The Faze will be releasing his project The Rebel Eraa collaborative effort with famed TDE producer Willie B.  Known for having produced “Rigamortis” for Kendrick Lamar, “Black Lip Bastard” for Ab-Soul and the title track to ScHoolBoy Q’s project Oxymoron, Willie B brings an undeniable element of musicality to the project.  Work with a platinum TDE producer also helped The Faze land a track on Statik Selektah’s most recent project, AWOL Radio Vol Won.
 
“Maya Angelou and her writing was highly influential in the development of my style and writing.  The song is what some would people think is just one long verse, but really its a conceptual record and its timeless because inside there are quotes from Maya Angelou and it has quotes that relate to my life and some of the things that I will still say years from now. Quotes that will never get old. Its a timeless record with lessons of life and quotes that I will never forget,” The Faze explained about the song “Maya Angelou ’96.”
Until then take look as the intentionally simplistic video from The Faze and learn how he developed the title for his song “Maya Angelou ’96” 

 

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