I heard about Fresh Daily a long time before I met him. On a snowy day last winter, I was trekking around Brooklyn handing out Benz And A Backpack stickers. I happened into Ride Brooklyn, a bike shop on Flatbush Ave, and after hearing about the site the guy behind the counter (clearly trying to put me on) sang Fresh’s praises with such enthusiasm that you would’ve thought he and Fresh were related by blood. I left the store feeling a little skeptical: how many people talk about their friend/brother/cousin/mother who raps? It seems like everyone in America either knows someone who’ll be the next big thing, or they’re the next big thing themselves.
Fast forward a year and a half and I’m standing at a roof party in Bushwick. Who’s hosting? Fresh Daily. By this point, I’d heard his music and I knew it was tight, and based on the love all the party goers were showing him I was pretty sure my man in Ride Brooklyn was right.
The Quiet Life is Fresh’s most recent release, and it’s perfect for the summer. The combination of soulful, breathable production and Fresh Dot’s astute rhymes implores you to give pause and appreciate the finer things. What’s the key to living this quiet life? Dream the impossible, leap over obstacles/say what you mean, speak when it’s honorable.
Stream The Quiet Life below and download it for free via Fresh Daily’s BandCamp. Keep tabs on Fresh via Tumblr (the homie does design work, too), and hit the skip to see the product of a Fresh Daily X Ricky Shabazz collaboration.
Download: Fresh Daily – The Quiet Life (Album)
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