Hicks’ Picks Tuesday // Bambu – Something

Posted on March 8, 2011

You should come to a family reunion with me sometime. The food’s always on point, the conversation is intriguing, the fist fights are fair and fairly limited and the music’s always on cue. We have one of those clan’s that’s ever increasing. New relatives arrive almost every time we throw links on the grill. Sometimes I can’t keep up.

I found out a few months ago that, Bambu, one of my all time favorite word jugglers happens to be my cousin. He and I have chilled on the a number of occasions, it has always been real peace, always with me head nodding his life partner (who is beautiful, talented, hilarious and fearless) and ends with offering to baby sit their seeds. I just fks with him. Always have. Here’s why.

By his own profession Bambu is “a dad, a comrade, an organizer, an artist, a worker, a fan, a soldier, a thinker, a do-er and a fighter until death.” The kind of man and artist we like to give propers to at Thickwit. So, while I’d planned to review Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers today for Hicks’ Picks, I’m going to hold off on that for a couple of days. (Though– If you’re on the fence about buying it today, do so. Lu’s soundscans won’t be mad atcha. And you won’t be upset.)

For now, though, I’m going practice some extreme nepotism — well, actually, this post is long overdue, as I’ve wanted to do a profile on Bambu for a while. One way or the other, it is my extreme pleasure to pass along Bambu’s newest song, Something, which also dropped today.

Here’s what his publicist wrote about the single:

March, in case you were unaware, is Women’s History Month. Los Angeles’ own, Bambu, leaks a song that takes a look at domestic violence from a personal perspective. The song speaks on his family history with violence in the home, as well as his own struggles with it, even touching on the normalcy of such violence against women in our own Hip Hop culture. For this one, DJ Phatrick stepped out from behind the turntables to produce, sampling Adele’s “Someone Like You.” A video is set to drop at the end of the month and the song will also be included on Bambu’s …Exact Change… re-release bonus EP, Short Changed, dropping on April 29, 2011 through Beatrock Music Label.

Click here to download: SOMETHING

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