Nappy Roots Drops First Single From Upcoming Album
Hip-hop group to release new single and new craft beer monthly all summer long
ATLANTA, GA. – GRAMMY-nominated Nappy Roots dropped their latest song, “Blind Faith,” that happens to speak directly to the current turmoil that America is facing. This is the first song from the group’s forthcoming album, “40RTY,” which is set to be released on Sept. 18. In addition to sharing new music monthly, Nappy Roots will also debut beer collaborations with a variety of breweries across the country each month this summer.
“Blind Faith” is a soulful southern perspective about perseverance during these trying and uncertain times. The song addresses that even though people may be doing “everything right” based on their ‘blind faith,’ nothing is going to improve without a major change. Even though the song was written last year, it seems especially relevant in the current climate. Produced by 808 Blake, the song also features the vocals from newcomer Lando Ameen, as well as original group members Ron Clutch, Skinny Deville, Fish Scales and B. Stille.
“We were amazed at the timing of the country’s current events and the release of our song, but we think that speaks to the importance and timelessness of the movement and our message,” said Fish Scales, one of the founding members of Nappy Roots. “We are excited to share our two passions all summer long: new music and new craft beer.”
The band began experimenting several years ago with their home brewery, Atlantucky, which fermented their passion for microbrewing. The group has now mass-produced numerous beers across the country.
This summer’s craft brew collaborations include:
Good Day IPA - released by Full Circle Brewing (CA) in June
On My Way to GA - released by Cherry Street (GA) in July
Watermelon Chiken & Gritz - released by Against the Grain Brewery (KY) in August
Nappy Goat - released by Scofflaw Brewing Co. (GA) in September
In addition, the group is in the initial stages of developing a reality show that will follow the band as they visit craft breweries in markets they perform to hold “real” conversations and sample regional flavors.
Nappy Roots has been a best-selling hip-hop group since 2002. They have been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards and multiple American Music Award (AMA) and Soul Train Awards. Currently, the band tours 150 days annually and owns a Nappy Roots clothing line.
For more information, please visit www.nappyroots.com.