A little over two years ago, in August of 2018, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith took to Twitter to announce the newest signee to Top Dawg Entertainment, with a brand new single titled “The Soul.” Fast forward to September 2020 and REASON is dropping a follow up to the single that started it all, with “The Soul Pt. 2.”
The introspective cut takes a look back on the past two years since the Carson, Calif.-native, beginning with his signing, moving into stories of having conversations with Kendrick Lamar, a former idol turned peer. What’s more, the song finds REASON taking a look within, battling with having an ego, and coming to the reality that he doesn’t need to move by himself anymore, something he became accustomed to before becoming signed – “I’m having issues cause Moose and Keem keep preachin’ ‘you can’t move around solo no more, you gettin’ bigger’/Yeah, I been gettin’ bigger, so much bigger that my ego see my body and it’s struggling to fit up in it”
When talking with REASON about the single, he told us that the song “is an honest record about the head space I’m in right now, as well as serves as a time capsule for the various head spaces I’ve found myself in over the last couple years.” Now more than ever, I find it harder and harder to tackle my thoughts, so hearing somebody do it as effortlessly as REASON does it is like a breath of fresh air.
REASON – “The Soul (Pt. 2)” –https://reason.lnk.to/thesoulpt2
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