Source Walker, real name Albert Walker Mondale, stands in the recording studio of his record label EMPIRE’s offices in Midtown Manhattan. He’s slowly rocking his body back and forth, holding loosely rolled blunts, as if trying to tell me what he’s thinking. The Houston rapper and I have been eager to make this interview happen ever since he announced he was making a movie. new source city 2, an album full of dramatic and effortlessly rapped soul beats. Look beyond the beads that slide through his braids, wrists full of gorgeous gold, Houston’s drag and you’ll see someone itching to tell you their story – too him. can’t keep still. He goes on and on about who’s on the record. Alchemist being the best producer he’s ever worked with. Dillinger tied a string to him. He loves rapping to Chipmunks soul beats. He never admitted it to me or anyone else, but he couldn’t wait for this interview.
The 32-year-old Sauce has a formidable arsenal of new music and his excitement is palpable. He plays me songs from his new record. One of them has a loop that sounds like a small choir cry when a baptism fails. The Source’s mission has long been to rap about the everyday circumstances of his childhood, and how those traumas manifested in self-medication, or the anointed fears of a memory haunted by a lack of equanimity. it’s been going on for a while. As a rapper, he has the emotional vitality to attack and devour like a lion in nature shows.See: “Without You” Off ghetto gospel 3So he raps and says: “My mama would leave me alone with the chicken for a month/At her cousin’s house, she fooling around smoking cigarettes with her nigga.” Vocalization is complemented by a rough and irreverent appearance combined with vast sensitivity. If the infamous fable about a marching Roman general being told by a poor man that “all glory is fleeting” is true, that would explain the music of the source. Nothing reaches a point of comfort. All past deeds and traumas exist infinitely.
For Walker, who grew up in South Houston, growing up with a drug-addicted mother meant strolls in Herman Park were rare. But growing up in H-Town also means that rap is one of the pillars of her music. 88 for barbecue and candy paint. Women with big butts and hustlers with jewels. “It was magical and dangerous,” Walker explained to me. “There’s a way of life that comes from the music we listen to. Our history and style all come from the south side of Houston.”
His mother, who died when Saucy was 25, was in and out of his life. He would shuttle back and forth between Houston and Chicago to see her from time to time, but in a quarter of a century together on Earth, he spent only six years around her. In music and in life, Sauce is unhealed by his mother, a drug addict and sex worker. on a youtube show Yes, cheese“My mother was a homo, a stripper,” says the source brusquely. You shouldn’t expect Walker to make sentimental songs like “Dear Mama.” Rather, according to sources, we should expect him to wear his mother’s failures as fuel. “I was robbed of a moment of innocence, a moment with your mother that you cherish,” he says. “It’s the same when your grandparents die. I mean, if you’re someone like me, someone who’s lost a lot of stuff, it pulls you into the street more. That was my therapy.”
For Walker, being on the street meant a kind of solipsistic freedom. For his family, it meant being dragged into a dangerous direction. When Saucy was 15, his home where he lived with his father and stepmother was barricaded by a group of rival hustlers. “[The shooters] I thought I was home.one of [my parents’] My car was blown up during movie time and my house was blown up too. 46 bullets,” Walker explains. “I barely lived in this house, anyway. Still.” Later, when his father asked if he would continue to operate on the streets or be the obedient son he had raised, Walker said, replied that he had already left. Walker would burn or buy mixtapes full of songs and freestyle them. On many occasions, he rapped about beating someone he considered an opponent. “I had to use my talents to make money by hustling and robbing. I am a leader, not a follower. Girls always liked me, and I was one of their types of black people,” says Walka. The streets were monitored. And now they have won.
Along with the embarrassment and fatalistic angst that comes with someone shooting into a house, the source was always well known in the neighborhood. A stretch of Houston that stretches every vowel like a yo-yo, the source explained to me his own feelings about his dubious popularity around Houston at the time. I was one of those kids that the whole city knew about me since middle school. All eight districts knew me. I was part of a big faction,” Walker claims. However, despite his notoriety, Sauce had yet to rap professionally. Streets were his occupation in those days. Before becoming Source Walker, he rapped under the name A-Walk in the group and street set Mothhard. “I was respected by everyone,” Walka tells me.
I first heard Source Walker in a Buffalo hotel room preparing for an interview with Buffalo rapper Westside Gunn.upon Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely Adolf — a title only suicidal maniacs can make — Walker steals the show with the album’s best song, “Westheimer.” Walker bursts with wry humor over a beat that sounds like a bad practice session for a jazz band. He’s like the guy who just crashed the party at Roc Nation’s brunch. Almost screaming, Walker says with childlike glee in the student section of a basketball game, “I own a Rolls-Royce in real life/Like Serena Williams in pink tights.” It was painted black and pink,” he said. But what he found rare on the record was none It has become scarce. The pudding was purchased at the store. His tone was neither exasperated like Scarface, cheerful and casual like Pimp C, or modern and authoritative like Maxo His Cream. Rather, he was proud and pure, like a Texan who bought land with petrodollars. Specifically, after mediocre verses by Stove God Cooks, Westside Gunn and Baldy James, Walker’s fiery passion was not only the song-stealing verse, but also the height of the entire tape. . Once again, just like when I was a kid, a Houston rapper joined a New York rapper’s album.
It’s safe to say that history between Houston and New York was a success. Known for his distinctive East Coast sound, DJ Premier was born and raised in Houston. Scarface personifies Just Blaze and Kanye West’s chipmunk soulbeat for the East Coast. Pimp C and Bang B were named Jay-Z’s greatest singles of all time. What is the reason for the connection between the two hubs? Walker thinks it’s because of the wrap style. “In Houston, as in New York, I’m obsessed with freestyling over the dome, and I’ve always liked the Mobb Deep and battle rap scene,” says Walka. ” Smack DVD and come up DVDs were popular in Houston. “
Walka will be removed shortly, at an unannounced date at a later date new source city 2, an album full of spitting sauce on soul loops. This city is where Walker has stayed for the past two weeks, finishing an album and wreaking havoc both on Instagram and on the streets. He even traveled to see DJ Premier, though he’s not sure if Preemo will be on the album. (When asked to comment on the nude photos posted on the source’s OnlyFans page, his publicist, perhaps rightly, promptly answered me “no.”) But Walker’s confusion That doesn’t stop him from his relentless and tenacious work ethic. “I will not let anyone take this from me. It is through trials and tribulations that I have become human,” says the source. “You don’t know the fire is burning until you put your hand in that pot.”