Although he may not be a household name, Promise has been doing his thing for well over a decade.
Releasing his debut album, The Promise That Heaven Kept, in 2002, the Toronto emcee went on to release two more albums (2008’s More Than Music, 2011’s Awakening) and a slew of mixtapes—including the 2DBZ presented D.O.P.E..
My support of the Toronto emcee actually started before the DopeHouse was built in ’07, during my days at HipHopDX. I remember stumbling across a handful of his songs and only needing one to form an opinion on homie. One listen to “In God We Trust” with eLZhi and J. Ivy was all I needed to know Promise would be a mainstay in my iPod (which was probably a Zune or Creative Zen back then, ha).
“In God We Trust” f. eLZhi & J. Ivy
Over the years, Promise has worked alongside the likes of Jhené Aiko, Royce Da 5’9″, Lecrae, the late Sean Price, Skyzoo, and Fashawn. He even rocked with Comeback Season-era Drake on a song or two as well.
Fast forward to present day and P is gearing up to release his next album, TellAVision, this Friday (April 22). And today, we’re presented with the project’s first single, “Right Now” featuring Crystal Nicole.
In a culture that honors instant gratification and seeks out quick satisfaction, “Right Now” enters the scene with a refreshing spin on our longings for that “best life now”—presenting an answer that looks heavenward, fulfills our deepest yearnings, and lasts into eternity.
Press play on the Giangelo Power-produced single below.
- “Right Now” f. Crystal Nicole
- “Why Don’t You”
- “Alleyway” f. Aria Zenua, Jon Hope & Shad
- “Cliche’s & Trends” f. Da Truth
- “Who You Are” f. Montell Jordan, No Malice & MC Jin
Pre-order TellAVision on iTunes.