After dropping 4 mixtapes, O.N.E (One Not Equal) readies his first album titled Spirit Driven. It’s been 10 months in the making so hopefully the anticipation for this album won’t be in vain.
Spirit Driven could be the soundtrack one day while sipping some sangria on your patio with a nice breeze blowing outside & reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People… or XXL. Every song has a calming mellowness to it that just puts your mind at ease for a moment. There’s more to life than being “bout dat life” & “ridin’ ‘round & gettin’ it,” you know?
My favorites on Spirit Driven are “Climb That Hill” featuring H-Kane & Jack Freeman, “Right This Time” featuring Sheba, “Piano Music” featuring Eskabel, “Comfortable” featuring Lee-Lonn & “Dues Are Paid” featuring DeLorean. I would’ve loved to have heard at least one rump shaking song, but I understand that that’s not O.N.E’s goal for this album :-).
One thing I want to point out on the album is the piano solo on the intro to “Right This Time.” It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a while! It made me think of Coolio’s “C U When U Get There” or better yet Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major.” It makes you want to cry & smile at the same time.
Roses, picking them like the lotto. Laying them off in coffins, lyrically homicidal. Selling gimmicks, you timid. Can hear it through your bravada.
O.N.E plans on dropping Spirit Driven this week. To be one of the firsts to purchase the album, keep up with his updates on Twitter.