There Is Only Now
“There Is Only Now” is the 6th album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, and is a unique, cinematic 90’s era crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving the group early in their careers, and serves as a bookend to 2 decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
There Is Only Now is narrated by A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, who serves as a DJ for a fictional Oakland radio station K-NOW. Making an appearence as the story’s villain (“Womack Lament”) is Busta Rhymes, while William Hart, of the legendary soul group The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto (“Another Side of You”). Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney, played by Scarub (“Stone Cold”) from Living Legends, and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now.”
Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game, the hip-hop’s Fab Four remain committed to the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.