Wake Self – I Still Love Her ft. Miles Bonny, Ma Dukes, DJ Young Native and Emilio Semihazah
Seasoned emcee Wake Self pays homage to his favorite classic hip-hop artists in “Still Love Her” from his upcoming album, “Malala”. From Common’s Resurrection and A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory to De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising and Ice Cube ’s Death Certificate, “Still Love Her” brilliantly illustrates Wake’s love for hip-hop culture.
“I’m not one of those people who is stuck in the so called ‘Golden Era’ because I do believe great music has been, will be and is still being made,” Wake explains. “I feel a deep attachment, however, to classic hip-hop music. I feel like we as a culture need to start recognizing our heroes and teachers like other cultures and music genres do.”
Directed by Phillip Torres of Explore Media and animated by Josh Goble, “Still Love Her” captures the spirit of the Golden Era while Wake lends it a freshness with his yearning for a revolution.
“It’s a fresh take on a rap video, one that has been sorely missing from the game.” -2dopeboyz.com
About Wake Self :-
It’s nearly impossible to describe the intense commitment and passion Wake Self has for hip-hop. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Wake has played an integral role in Albuquerque’s hip-hop scene, but now his sights are set on the world. With two European tours under his belt, he’s just begun to scratch the surface of what he can do with his music. For the past decade, he has worked tirelessly to establish himself among the hip-hop elite. From work with his hip-hop band, Zoology, to his recent solo ventures, Martinez always has both hands in hip-hop.
He’s shared the stage with countless notable acts, including Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, KRS-ONE, Eyedea & Abilities, Chali 2na of Jurassic, De La Soul, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Souls of Mischief.
Wake’s debut solo album, The Healing Process,was released in 2014 and was met with endless positive accolades. It received over 40,000 hits online and was given a near perfect review in Ghettoblaster Magazine. He quickly followed up with his sophomore effort, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, which sold out of four pressings and resulted in thousands of copies sold. He’s been featured on B-Real TV, MTV.com, Chuck D’s RAPstation and URB.
In addition to his music career, he’s also active in the community, especially when it comes to leading the way for the younger generations. He represented New Mexico for the international event “The Power Shift” in Washington D.C. amongst leading environmental activist, engineers and leaders of environmental technology and justice. He also provides workshops throughout the southwestern U.S. to help troubled youth and aspiring youth by teaching songwriting, recording and encouraging positive expression as an outlet through music and art.
“i can never find songs that say what I wanna hear or explain how I feel,” Wake says. “I think there are a lot of things that need to be said that I rarely find anyone talking about in hip-hop. I just feel it’s important that I speak. I also make music to heal, whether it be myself, our planet, my community or someone in pain who needs to relate to a song.
“We gotta understand how powerful our thoughts and creations really are, examine our current music trends and examine problems in the world and you can see how intertwined it all is,” he continues. “I want show others who grew up on reservations, in small towns or rough environments, we can be great. We can accomplish our goals. Music keeps my soul and mind right. I create to remember why life is beautiful and to offer alternatives to what needs to be changed about our reality.”
Wake’s mission is clear: Bring light to the injustices happening and have higher standards for ourselves in a positive and progressive way. Stop going along with everything as it is and start questioning why it is this way. In short, “Wake Yourself.”
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