T. Calmese: Everyday feat Magestik Legend (prod by Slot-A) [Official Video]


While 2020 has presented a myriad of new and unique challenges, being Black in America has never been an easy feat. The Slot-A-produced “Everyday” is rapper T. Calmese's personal testimony, as he navigates this unprecedented year, looking for new ways to cope and get by day-to-day. Lifted from his new album Time And Time Again, the song's official music video is out now. The Keem-directed visual follows The Black Opera member through his daily routine in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. 

Time and Time Again (released on all digital streaming platforms on Friday, December 11, 2020) is a profound exploration of the idiom "the more things change, the more they stay the same". Using elements of Afrofuturism (inspired by Lovecraft CountryWatchmen, and the like), the project tells the story of an everyday man communicating with himself across time, along a non-linear journey of self-discovery. The therapeutic process mirrors how society's history, and the way it has been documented, informs our world's current movements and struggles. 

Stream/purchase Time And Time Again here.

Formerly known as Illite of the Subterraneous Crew (OneBeLo et al), Detroit native emcee T. Calmese has released several solo mixtapes, as well as collaborative albums with fellow Michigan emcees Octane (currently known as Ro Spit) and Vaughan T (of Athletic Mic League). As the newest addition to the creative counter-culture collective and record label known as The Black OperaCalmese enters a new phase of artistic reinvention with his official debut solo album Time And Time Again. The project uses the static interpretation of time to tell the tale of an everyday man navigating his way through life's ups and downs, while asserting himself as one of Michigan’s most skilled and seasoned wordsmiths. 

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