A Ride with the Southern Child the second in a series of free projects to go along with Parallel Thought's Art Of Sound album ( Out now )
While most Southern rappers have traded in their soul for swag, Gene the Southern Child switches gears with the release of his free project. A Ride with the Southern Child. This Florence, Alabama native follows. in the footsteps of his hometown legend, W.C. Handy, the legendary father of Blues, and sticks to his roots. Having released several locally praised mixtapes, A Ride with the Southern Child marks Gene’s first entirely original work. Teaming up with Parallel Thought for production, whose own member Caness hails from the neighboring music town of Muscle Shoals a.k.a. “the hit recording capital of the world,”
A Ride with the Southern Child is a soulful soundtrack more suited for cruising than clubbing. Gene the Southern Child may have traveled a road full of detours, but he never fails to steer his own course. Now, as the images of his past recede in the rear view, Gene accelerates towards a bright future as one of Alabama’s most promising young artists. Fasten your seat belts as the Southern Child takes you on a ride through the streets of the deep South with his provocative authenticity and silky smooth style. Stay tuned for the release of Gene's upcoming album Artillery Splurgin', also produced by Parallel Thought, which will be released next Spring.
released July 9, 2012
All tracks produced by Parallel Thought except #9 produced by Coady Carlisle. Cover design & layout by Kevin Vitella