Michael Sneed Jr. looks back on growing up in ‘Days We Lost’

On "Lil Nihilist or I get Angry at God," the oft-joyful Oakland rapper Michael Sneed Jr. is shaking his fist at the sky: "I talk to God sometimes, but he don't talk back," he says on the track off his newest project, Days We Lost out today. Sneed, a Howard graduate, looked to the soulful stylings of producers Wax Roof and Grandbanksss to help bring his childhood musings to life on his playful and wonder-filled hip-hop, but "Lil Nihilist" in particular encompasses Michael's greatest lesson and message about growing up: Without the darkness, there cannot be light. "I want this [...]

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