The Breakdown is a new section of the Poor Vida website, written by our friend Satori, who is a promoter & activist in Dallas. You probably know her, and if you don't, you probably should. This new section will feature Satori speaking on a variety of topics - album reviews, video breakdowns, social commentary, etc. Basically, Satori will be speaking her mind. Knowing that her razor sharp focus may not always cast some subjects in the kindest of light, we asked her to kick off this series by turning the spotlight on our own most recent project, the Poor Vida Affiliated Mixtape. So grab a copy (posted at the end of the article), and check out what she has to say.
When I got my copy of Poor Vida Affiliated SXSW2012 I didn't listen to it for a couple of weeks. I kept seeing it in my car but for whatever reason I didn't make the commitment to open the plastic. I walked in one afternoon at SamUiLL and Pihon's crib and heard a rockish beat being played with a catchy hook and background being sung by a female I didn't recognize (it ended up being track 5 by A.S.A.P). I looked on the table and saw the Poor Vida Affiliated sleeve and was rewarded with my 1st of many listens.
So straight up I expected to see some familiar names on any Poor Vida production. I knew it would definitely have a Drama the King track, a Neva Dug Disco crew joint, and probably some Mozez tha Great. I wasn't disappointed and the strong opening by Art-of-Fact & Molekular was definitely the welcome mat I was looking for. "One Mo Gain" and a couple other joints from the project made their way into my personal rotation. When Art of Fact said "didn't have to chase my dreams / music chased me in em" it kinda set the tone for me.