Ok, so we are a bit late on this one, but this is a work that I feel is too good and too important for you guys to miss. Last week, up-and-coming rapper from LA known as Adam the Bard released his debut Fast Forward Mixtape, and it is nothing short of excellent. At Funkadelphia, we tend to focus a bit more on electronic music, but sometimes we come across artists of other genres of music that we feel just NEED to be shared, and this is one of those times.
Adam the Bard’s debut mixtape is a follow-up from his first LP, The Story of Fast Forward, and continues the story that the LP introduced. The young west-coast rapper brings a unique style in his mixtape, as it tells the story of a fictional rapper, Fast Forward, as he becomes famous and deals with the changes that come with his newfound fame as it affects both himself and his relationship with his wife. The mixtape also tells the story of that relationship. Through powerful lyricism and great story telling ability, Fast Forward takes us on a musical journey making it easy to get caught up in the life of someone following his dream, paralleling the experiences of the real-life artist, Adam, as he is following his dreams and does not know what the future has in store for him.
Even though Adam the Bard has only been rapping since July of 2011, he has already given performances at the House of Blues Dallas and been featured on Coast2Coast mixtapes hosted by Kendrick Lamar and Wale, respectively. On top of that, he will be a guest on a Phresh n Phamous radio show along with Jae Millz which you can stream this Monday, February 25! The mixtape is available for free download from Datpiff, so grab this work of art now and show him some love on Facebook so you can watch this up-and-comer progress as he is sure to blow up soon! We’ve included some of our favorite picks below, but you can stream the entire mixtape at the datpiff link!
Adam the Bard - Datpiff // Facebook
Adam the Bard - Fast Forward Mixtape — Free Download!
Adam the Bard – “The Plan”
Adam the Bard – “Comin’ and Goin’ Remix”