LISTEN: Allen Poe – ill/Shalom [prod. Eskupe]

Pictured above: Allen Poe thinking about Freedom, Eagles, and Spy-shit.

Any day that an Allen Poe track rolls into your inbox is a good day. The weather has been way mild lately, a rarity in Kentucky for late August, but a miracle all the same. The temperature is only relative to the mood here, as Allen Poe’s latest track, “ill / Shalom [prod. Eskupe],” is the perfect track for the time, so chill that it’s damn near frozen in place. A cut from his new mixtape, the fantastically titled “Clear and Present Banger,” this is a fantastic taste of what’s to come. According to Poe, “CAPB is a thank you to the supporters of my 06/09/15 Still Eatin’ EP with Brown Bag Allstars’ Deejay Element.  Pre-orders for ‘Still Eatin’ CDs are now up on my bandcamp and include a free download of CAPB.”

Not only is this track free, but you can get the whole 18 minute mixtape on top of that with a pre-order on the CD release of the wonderful Still Eatin’. Check this song out below and understand why Allen Poe is one of the best emcees in the Midwest, if not in the nation. That’s no hyperbole either; dude is world class and people need to not sleep on him. Listen and let his dulcet rhymes bring it home for you.