Watch the latest from long time cypher network Grind Mode, “The Cypher Symphony” Part 1 featuring the legendary Masta Ace and many more solid emcees. Others murdering the beat produced by Geoff Grey is Lingo, windchILL, J.A.I. Pera, Buddhakai, Provoke from Proximity, and Shawn Keys.
Ace tells WatchLOUD: “Young Black Intelligent” [from The Falling Season] was the first song that I recorded for this album. The song in a nutshell speaks about my life at the age of around 14 years old growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the projects, and being a kid that was a pretty smart kid, got good grades. But all of my friends that I hung with, they wasn’t really into school like that. They didn’t really get good grades like that. So I was looked at a little different because of the school thing. So I wanted to express on a record that feeling of being in this environment but being different because I was a good student and how to survive that and get through that. That’s why I wrote the song.