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Broke Beats: Allen Poe – “How Gardens Grow”
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So-called “conscious” hip-hop has fallen off in recent years, and that’s because it rapidly ¬†becomes a cliche. It’s basically the slam poetry of rap music – and that sort of relentless #staywoke reflection is easy to lampoon. This makes it¬†difficult for new lyrical thinkers to break through, but on his new tape “How Gardens Grow,” Kentucky rapper Allen Poe proves that some are worth reading beyond the cover. More