Namir Blade is a Nashville based producer, instrumentalist, and emcee. He started experimenting with sounds at the age of six and kept at it at in high school at Nashville School of the Arts. His latest single, "Stay," brings a unique sound to the fringes of hip hop's mainstream. It has a laid back vibe that sounds like it could be at home on modern radio, but just unique enough to be its own thing. This is probably due to the sparse production, despite the song's fully formed sound.
Namir Blade says of "Stay": "'Stay' is a very poignant song that covers personal issues of abandonment, mental health, as well as the grim expectations thwarted on a young man growing up in and around impoverished communities. In this song, I reflect on past relationships, hardships, failures, while trying to maintain a grip on a thread of hope."
You can listen to "Stay" below. Aphelion's Traveling Circus, the new album from Namir Blade, will be out September 18 on Mello Music Group. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Namir Blade, check out his Twitter.