Illuminating Hip Hop Explores a World of Compromises. - Brian Fender x TxTHEWAY: Running Outta Time
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posted 19 Jun 2020 by Krister Axel
An intimate and illuminating narrative about what it takes to find inspiration in a world that chooses not to see the best in you.

Brian Fender and TxTHEWAY are brothers, solo artists, and first-time collaborators on their new track "Running Outta Time." They rap openly about life, double standards, and their identity as black men in today's America.

Brian Fender is from Broward County, Florida but currently lives in New York. Older brother TxTHEWAY, also from Broward, currently lives as an artist and songwriter in Los Angeles. Both are first generation Americans of Jamaican descent. Together they are working through a year of catharsis and hard truth-telling in the wake of unprecedented social unrest, and the awareness that it brings to a longstanding conversation about justice, police violence, and people of color. "Running Outta Time" is an intimate and illuminating narrative about what it takes to find inspiration in a world that chooses not to see the best in you.

The featured cover art is an old family photo of the two brothers with sniper targets over their head and chest. This song is featured on our Hip Hop playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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