There is something to the cliché that the best music is made when an artist is at a low point in life. The most down-and-out albums seem to speak the clearest, and tend to be the most honest. Flowalition (Briz iLL and Marz) haven’t had it any easier then any other Colorado artists and their struggle speaks loudly on their debut LP, 13 Days. With simplistic but addictive beats by Grafik (Proximity), Briz and Marz flow with quick bursts of emotion and rapid-fire metaphors. Flowalition has been successful at mixing intelligence with a touch of grime allowing this album to appeal to heads across the board. 13 Days’ thirteen tracks feature other local talent, including Grafik, Golden Child, Proximity, Black P, and TaBi. Providing commentary on the struggles of everyday life, from politics to drugs, it seems that Flowalition has had some rough times. But because of this, a worthy album is here for us to enjoy. Buy “13 Days” on iTunes, MySpace, and Independent Records.
13 Days (LP)
By Nicole Cormier
Colorado Music Buzz April 2009 Vol.3 Issue 11