Wow. Out of nowhere we just got hit with a fresh-ass mixtape from the West-Michigan-based collective, AGO. Comprised of Waldo, Sango, Joose, Famos Ame, and The SEVENth, AGO is redefining the sound of Michigan hip hop and putting it on the map. With beautiful production, slick raps and even appearances from Soulection brothers AbJo and Mr. Carmack, Tuebor is absolutely an essential download of 2014.
Tuebor is about defending and preserving what is yours. It’s about representing the Michigan culture in the best way. It’s also about Grand Rapids, Michigan’s AGO and the stories that they tell. With the lyrics provided by Amos Rose, Joose, The SEVENth & Waldo, they are backed by the production of Sango, THE SEVENth, Mozaic, AbJo & Mr. Carmack (Soulection).
I can’t even pick favorites… this mixtape is a rare example of a work whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Clearly this must be a sign of excellence.
Its available as a free download so have a little faith; download and listen all the way through when you have the time. You’ll be glad you did. Don’t forget to throw some love in the AGO direction!