Gene The Southern Child & Parallel Thought – Southern Meridian (Album)

blame it on Shake July 10, 2014

After impressing us with “Smackman” (watch the music video above) and “Split Personality,” Florence, Alabama emcee Gene the Southern Child has returned with his new album, Southern Meridian.

Southern Meridian is Gene’s latest collaboration with production team Parallel Thought and his proper solo debut. Recorded on a week-long trip to The Paradigm, Parallel Thought’s New Jersey Studio, the album is an amalgam of rich storytelling, provocative social commentary, booming beats, and impeccable production. Its refined sound breaks the heretofore conventions of Southern rap, and Gene draws the listener in with his stories of the deep South. The album, inspired by Cormac Mccarthy’s crimson-soaked novel Blood Meridian, comes on the heels of A Ride with the Southern Child and Artillery Splurgin’, Gene’s much-praised last two albums, also produced entirely by Parallel Thought.

Released through Adult Swim‘s Williams Street Records, Southern Meridian can be heard below and downloaded (for free) here.