Duo Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with 'Mind Over Matter'
After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Releasing via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo.
Their first album on Illect, 2015's Beautiful Noise, was a highly motivational record based around positivity and perseverance.
'Mind Over Matter' is definitely in the same vein as 'Noise,' but it's clear that as they worked on the new project, Poems and Ess Be weren't afraid to dive deeper into who they've become as artists.
From start to finish, Mind Over Matter takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Employing his signature measured flow, Poems discusses political divisiveness, the dangers of succumbing to greed, loving yourself, and economic inequality in the United States. "So you in your heart of hearts really believe that the playing field is level?" he asks on the ninth track, "What's Wrong." Over the course of his twenty-year career, Sareem Poems has meticulously crafted a style of music informed by his deep respect, and love, for humanity. On Mind, Poems continues to build on that.