Music is generational. Changing each and every time, the current generation may not fully vibe to what the 2010 generation or before that vibed to and vice versa. Like Masta Ace rapped, "The chain of command, analyze the brain of a man /That understands the shame and the pain of a fan /They can't comprehend all these songs he's hearin' now /And can't understand what these dudes is wearin' now /But think back when we was young, 'bout the same age /Our parents, they looked at us in them same ways /We was playin' DMC and Fat Boys /And they was sayin' to us, "Turn off that noise" /Told us, we gotta listen to some real music /Earth, Wind and Fire, somethin' you can feel music /From where I stand, it's like the view is panoramic..."
However, there are some musicians who have the ability to re-invent themselves and be able to cater for more than just one generation, they keep it moving and are able to switch their style and sound, tailored to what's popping at the moment; most call this "staying relevant." Dropping his debut album in A Fool's Hope in 2007, Mawe2 had been off the radar for quite some time, apart from a few singles like "Tjhelete Pele" that he had been putting out over the years. Returning to the game with a full body of work, Almost Brave serves as his sophomore album. Consisting on 14-tracks with just four features coming from Ginger Trill, June O Winter, Ma-E, and Reason, the main theme of the album is "Love," this is also displayed on his album art cover which contains an almost incomplete heart being lifted up. Completely different from the Mawe2 you know from "The Light," but sometimes change is what we all need. Shine your light on Almost Brave by Mawe2 below;