I believe the saying is “Better late than never” right? This post is about a week overdue, but I felt compelled to share what interested me this month.
All Things Work Together, new album from Lecrae// This is the Grammy-award winning rapper’s eighth studio album and he doesn’t hold back his true feelings on any topic; police brutality, depression, and hopelessness are just a few things he tackles. For perhaps the first time in his career he fully bares his soul and proves he is comfortable being a hybrid in a world that continually wants to box people (and artists) in. His flow and lyrics are fire and I just hope that this Lecrae is here to stay. You can listen to the project here.
Drive, latest EP from Kevin Ross// Kevin already blessed fans with a full length album earlier this year (The Awakening) so it was a welcome surprise and treat to also get an EP at the end of September. The singer packed as much R&B and soul as he could into the 18-minute long EP and it doesn’t disappoint. He’s incredibly talented and I can’t wait for more people to become familiar with him. I could listen to that voice all day long! Click to hear his EP.
The Big Sick
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani stars as a stand-up comic/Uber drive who falls for grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan). As their relationship deepens, Kumail faces increasing pressure from his traditional parents to marry a Pakistani girl and become a lawyer-neither of which he has found interest in. Everything comes to a head when Emily becomes gravely ill and Kumail inexplicably finds himself drawn to her side. The hilarious relationship he has with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) coupled with the person he becomes during the tragedy make this film worth seeing.
The Big Sick actually came out in theaters earlier this summer, but life got in the way and I didn’t see it until recently. I found this drama/comedy to be both entertaining and heart-warming. It’s no secret that I live for a good indie picture and this is a film full of big laughs and quirky performances. What makes it even more compelling? The fact that Nanjiani wrote the screenplay alongside his actual wife Emily Gordon! Here’s to hoping they create more projects together in the future.
Did you see The Big Sick this month? What did you think of Kumail’s performance? Let me know in the comments below!