Nam has always been a storyteller, trading his middle-school attempts at comic-books and graf-writing for the pen and the pad as a student at Franklin High School. In 2007, he began work on what would eventually become his debut album, Exhale - a fourteen-track coming-of-age biography.
Balancing joy, pain, sunshine and rain, he gets introspective on songs like "Balance," then delivers a solid party anthem with "Get Live." In one breath, he'll spit that heat ("Feelin Fresh" feat. Khingz) then directly address his folks with tracks like "Beats, Rhymes and Rice" (featuring Geologic of Blue Scholars) and a sincere letter to the sistas ("Sing Along" feat. Jill Laxamana). His ear for production also shines, as he draws the best work out of relatively new and up-and-coming producers (MTK, Agent CB).
released June 7, 2008
Recorded at The Mad Lab and WAPI Studios
Mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios, Seattle WA
Album photography and artwork by Canh Solo [www.canhsolo.com]
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