From the heydays of, say, legends E-40 to Too $hort, the Bay area has not slowed down one bit since its musical resurgence in the 90’s, and continuing on with its’ efforts, they’ve managed to discover some of the finest talent in the most recent years. Adding songstresses Keyshia Cole and the eclectic Goapele to the mix, and the Bay-Bay is not only acknowledged for their knack of shelving out gangster-rappers, who some may argue are the true indeed kings of “turn up” (with their infamous Hyphy movement), but they have also been known to bred a slew of soulful singers as well, and in enters the beautiful Mara Hruby.
Hruby, an up-and-coming singer who has been releasing some of the most underrated material over the last couple of years, drops off her latest EP cleverly titled Archaic Rapture – a tear-jerking compilation of bluesy numbers (6 tracks in all) –and on the set, she fully lets her guard down by granting old and new listeners a look into her deeper emotions, flooded with the dark realizations of heartbreak, love lost and painful memories – which in the long run, she must learn to overcome with time. As all must do, really.
She says of the project:
“When you love a man for 3 years, and you abruptly find out that he cheated on you with 6 women, there are truly no words to describe the vast decent of your once full heart"