Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
What do you do when one of your favorite hip-hop artists releases a new song where the predominant instrumental accompaniment is a banjo? When the artist is Toussaint Morrison, you click play, and listen.
A powerful commentary on the current state of race relations in America, Morrison's latest, "Minnesota," will have your full attention. Lyrically, it's jaw dropping, and having the banjo, a historically country instrument, alongside Morrison's soulful vocals, is a subtle illustration of how two things many may view as disparate can be beautiful, and powerful, when joined together ... if people actually want to make that happen.