Viewed as one of the industry’s preeminent bassists, Brady’s nickname “Bassgod” was bestowed upon him by Dame Dash after many studio and live sessions outside of holding down a residence in Premier and Talib Kweli’s live bands. Brady writes, produces and composes his own material.
That diversity and versatility was on full display during the 2017 calendar year, as Brady worked with Jay Electronica, G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Rick Ross and Curren$y, produced two tracks for Talib Kweli & Styles P’s Seven EP, and worked on eight tracks on Statik Selektah’s (including appearing on the lead single, “Man Of The Hour,” featuring 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa) recently released album, 8. Brady will also be featured on an upcoming track from DJ Premier & Royce 5’9”’s PRhyme 2 album which will be released in early 2018, and recently started headlining shows with his band at the legendary Blue Note.
While “Roads” is a novel collaboration between Brady and Blume, the pair has previously collaborated (Brady produced the first two singles “Manufactured Love” & “Colors” from Blume’s When I Get It Right EP, released July 2016) and that chemistry is evident on “Roads.” “The very first time I met Michael Blume we made the song “Manufactured Love.”
“At its core, “Roads” is a song about believing yourself and in the journey; no matter where it takes you. As musicians and artists, we are constantly fighting an uphill battle, the fear to make moves, authenticity. Even when we are being told no, we must continue creating, revising, remaking, reimagining,” Michael said in Mass Appeal.
“It’s comfortable to let doubt overcome at moments, but when I remember that the goal is growth, I can keep my head up and keep walking down the road in front of me, one step at a time. This record is about knowing that that road is there and making the conscious determination to keep walking even when you can’t quite see what’s in front of you. It’s about trusting the fact that perseverance makes champions.”
The track is dope. Take a listen and follow their movements.