The homie A-Fos (of A-Fos & The Rude Youth) just dropped the 14-track Clean Your Room Already, a pay-what-you-want debut solo project after the group's Trying To Be Better. Crafted around a series of interludes focusing on relating to the world, relating to others, and surrendering to the present, the album follows A-Fos through an introverted struggle, wrestling with regret and unanswered questions, before leading to a revelation of acceptance and closure (that's my best Freud impression, anyway). It's a London affair, with guest features from familiar names like Casper, Kehmak, and Kyle Kanevil, as well as others including Nathan Bain and Olivia Borkosky. A couple early favourites are "Don't Slip" and "Spot of Grey" featuring Joel Denny, "Back in the Day" featuring Nathan Bain, and "Breathe" featuring Olivia Borkosky (and some fantastic production from Zlender). It's a long time coming, too -- I remember hearing snippets of the album around this time last year. It's good to finally see it come to light, and in any case, it was worth the wait. Listen to the album below.
We've brought you music from A-Fos & The Rude Youth before -- you may be familiar with the group's funk/hip-hop fusion. Now the band's frontman is coming out with a solo project, Clean Your Room Already, showcasing not only his skills on the mic, but his production chops as well (something you may also be familiar with from KyleKanevil's solo project). The album -- which A-Fos promises to be "funky, nostalgic and honest" -- drops August 1st. The latest glimpse we get comes in the form of two tracks, "Back in the Day" and "Sweet Mother Mary." The former enlists Nathan Bain on the hook as A-Fos reminisces about times growing up. The latter sees the London-based emcee pairing with Jordan MacDonald of Texas King in a song about, well, you can probably guess from the title. Listen below.