“Some say I don’t speak much, I just like to listen,” raps AIME on his new EP. “I’m a Scorpoio, tend to dwell first, make the right decision.”
If there is a message to the Philly MC’s new project Flowers Started Dying Yesterday, it might be this lesson of calculation and determination. Realizing the best way to your goals, and taking it, without getting too hung up with side trips on the way.
In his earlier projects like The Book of David and its followup DAVID, the rapper sweated his pace, the externals of trying to break out of the underground by a certain age. On Flowers Started Dying Yesterday, he is more fixated on time than ever, but less the idea of achieving creative goals by a certain date, and more the idea of achieving them at all. We’re all on this floating rock for only a limited time, and the project Flowers Started Dying Yesterday — the EP and its new short film, by director Chris White — is acutely fixated mortality; that of the creator, and that of people in general. Continue reading →