A film about Northwest hip-hop from 2016
A Million Ways To Live
A Million Ways To Live, a full-length album from Estevan Rodrigo, opens with an upbeat, Dilla-esque jazz sample and verses that pledges to help you “Get Through The Day.” This is late-afternoon, chill-out, sun-setting rap, where you can just let your mind wander as the sky changes colors. From the earth-shaking deep pianos on “Money Makes A Good Man” to the irregular, inventive, evolving beat of “PWK” there’s much to explore and be lost in here. The verses are mixed low and kinda float, adding texture. And the backing vocal loop on “Like A Photograph” is simply divine, as are the unexplained animal coos throughout the instrumental closer.