Rapper/truth seeker Lando Chill announces new album The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, premieres “Take it Slow”

Rapper/truth seeker Lando Chill announces new album The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, premieres “Take it Slow”
Rapper/truth seeker Lando Chill announces new album The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind, premieres

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It takes a certain confidence of character to describe yourself as a “warrior poet.” Tuscon-based rapper Lando Chill exudes the sort of charisma that makes you believe the dude at his word, and this aura carries one right over the threshold of his ethereal, sprawling, wildly ambitious new album, The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind.

Taking inspiration from The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho’s treatise on self-actualization via turning yourself into wind — the record is a mash of jazz breaks, stoned nature meditations, conscious calls to action, and the plumbing of Lando’s own hipster-mystic persona. It is an album unafraid to tackle big ideas with seriousness, whether the communal pain of police brutality, or the worth of one’s soul, or the untimely death of…