It was a small park in Brooklyn, brimming with sunshine where I sat down with MeLo-X to hear his story. His work speaks volumes on its own but he still has a lot to say, especially for those who have yet to be entranced by his cascading rhythms and artistic luster.
In our recent interview, MeLo spoke to me about his new album with crooner Jesse Boykins III and the poetic subtleties throughout the project.
Yeah, the poetry. The intro was Tray Harris, she usually speaks at a lot of our shows. JoeKenneth as well, he’s a part of the Satori Sounds and Street Etiquette. And then Kesed is a long time friend of ours. It was dope adding those pieces to it, it’s me and Jessie’s album but we wanted it to be a family thing too so all of the romantic movement is involved.
He also opens up about his inner discovery, and his highly noted work with singer Maxwell.
He hit me on Twitter, he sent me a direct message. I think we put out the first track, “The Highest,” so he heard that and he was like “Yo, this shit sounds amazing I want to hear the whole album.” At that time I didn’t even finish it (laughs), I was like “I need to finish this…”