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New Maxwell interview ...talks about Embrya re-release, politics, social media and much more.

Okayplayer interviewed Maxwell and I really enjoyed reading the interview. He comes across as a genuinely humble artist and talks a bit about one of my all time favorite albums , his sophomore release "Embrya" .

I never knew that Embrya was disliked by critics. It is, in my opinion, a timeless masterpiece just like his Urban Hang Suite debut album, albeit drastically different in style.

Here´s the link :

https://www.okayplayer.co...layer.html

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Maxwell spoke to us about social media’s effects on fame, politics in R&B, evolution after cutting his afro, and why his second album, Embrya, was so misunderstood.

“It’s almost like you’re going back in time a little bit,” Maxwell says on the phone, gushing over his trip to Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a Monday afternoon in October, and it’s Fela Kuti’s birthday.

“What an incredible place. I loved every minute of being there. In some ways, it’s a little bit like Haiti,” he explains. Maxwell is a first-generation American. “I was born in Brooklyn,” he says, “but my mom was born in Haiti, and my dad was born in Puerto Rico.”

The 45-year-old musician, née Gerald Maxwell Rivera, intimated to these connecting cultures on his second album, 1998’s Embrya, where he submerged afrobeat-adjacent horns into the lyricless groove on “Ar...n Pollo” and sang in Spanish on “I’m You: You Are Me And...& You).” In September, Sony Music’s Legacy Recording division re-released the album, accompanied by an upcoming documentary about its making."

full article:====> https://www.okayplayer.co...layer.html

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Reply #1 posted 10/30/18 10:04pm

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KoolEaze said:

Okayplayer interviewed Maxwell and I really enjoyed reading the interview. He comes across as a genuinely humble artist and talks a bit about one of my all time favorite albums , his sophomore release "Embrya" .

I never knew that Embrya was disliked by critics. It is, in my opinion, a timeless masterpiece just like his Urban Hang Suite debut album, albeit drastically different in style.

Here´s the link :

https://www.okayplayer.co...layer.html

"

Maxwell spoke to us about social media’s effects on fame, politics in R&B, evolution after cutting his afro, and why his second album, Embrya, was so misunderstood.

“It’s almost like you’re going back in time a little bit,” Maxwell says on the phone, gushing over his trip to Lagos, Nigeria. It’s a Monday afternoon in October, and it’s Fela Kuti’s birthday.

“What an incredible place. I loved every minute of being there. In some ways, it’s a little bit like Haiti,” he explains. Maxwell is a first-generation American. “I was born in Brooklyn,” he says, “but my mom was born in Haiti, and my dad was born in Puerto Rico.”

The 45-year-old musician, née Gerald Maxwell Rivera, intimated to these connecting cultures on his second album, 1998’s Embrya, where he submerged afrobeat-adjacent horns into the lyricless groove on “Ar...n Pollo” and sang in Spanish on “I’m You: You Are Me And...& You).” In September, Sony Music’s Legacy Recording division re-released the album, accompanied by an upcoming documentary about its making."

full article:====> https://www.okayplayer.co...layer.html

THANKS!!!! That was AWESOME! Now I love him even MORE and wanna revisit his last couple of albums that really didn't thrill me when I first heard them. The brutha is SO sweet and SO humble! We need more people like him in the world and yes..."Embrya" is a MASTERpiece, KoolEase!

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/18 1:18pm

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Thanks for sharing this. Criminally underrated and unappreciated album.

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