Live… Suffer… Celebrate… ; We take a more detailed look into the album from the underground group in which the layers to the exact message need to be pulled back, as we try to discover the end gain into the message related. The debut album is nothing short of a work of art dealing with light and dark. What is this group Da Foundation trying to relate to? What is believed? What is the process?
First, we must understand who we’re dealing with in the group Da Foundation. Members being Mile Casso & Mu Smoova, natives of New Jersey, City of East Orange. The two are actually brothers, growing up in the hood of South Maple which in previous years was allegedly notorious for marijuana distribution generating millions of dollars. The two have an impressive track record in athletics and have managed to keep their hands clean of illegal activity which draw the interest of the Hip Hop connoisseurs given the fact they actually grew up under these conditions.
The music from the group has never shied away from the grind or hustle in which they have detailed accounts of selling street albums out of the trunk of the car. Posted up at gas stations throughout the city Greensboro, North Carolina was no small task. Coming from New Jersey, they had to find a way to relate to the southern audience. We all heard that phrase “nicks go for twenty down south”, the embodiment to their hustle. This draws questions to their direct connection to drug enterprise and migration south along with the success the group has been able to obtain over the years. The group has maintained their stance on “Trusting the process & hustling hard”. This draws us to the biggest layer to pill. The music does not reflect drug involvement but yet a dark more rebellious approach.
So diving deeper into the group’s past, discovering their recent losses of close family members, the significant one being their mother. The two took very hard which is reflected on the Album with songs like By Any Means, Member Only, Lurkin, Workin, Life Of Kings & Great Voices. The artist has managed to draw a parallel between God and the Devil, good and evil & believing one cannot exist without the other. That both are a form of energy we all possess. They also said to believe neither has anything to do with religion or church. Da Foundation expresses this point of view in track 11 off the album MEMBERS ONLY. This hip hop group has not made themselves available for questions to dive further into the ideology of the debut album. So we encourage you to listen & stream to the album, for now you’ll have to draw your own conclusion.