Florence, Ala.’s Gene The Southern Child hails from the more soulful, introspective realm of Southern hip-hop. And for his first original release, he’s teamed with a production crew known for bringing out that sound in MCs. We’re talking about Parallel Thought, who laced Gene with vibrant, rich backdrops perfect for his approach. It makes for a cohesive, engaging listen that is sure to stay on repeat.
A Ride With The Southern Child is also a preview of Gene’s proper debut, Artillery Splurgin’, due out next spring with, again, Parallel Though. Oh, and, perhaps, the best part about this? It’s free. Enjoy, y’all.
Download: Gene The Southern Child - A Ride With The Southern Child [Bandcamp]