Mello Music’s latest offering, Helpless Dreamer, is a showcase for the label’s talent for 2011. Helpless Dreamer features Diamond District, Kenn Starr, Roc Marciano, Fresh Daily, Invincible, Buff1, XO, Magestik Legend, Tranqill, Stik Figa, Toine, and Finale. It also features production from Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Has Lo, Black Milk, SlimKat 78, and Just Wright.
The first single from Helpless Dreamer is “From the Top” by Stik Figa. Stik Figa is from Topeka, Kansas and the song details his hometown and capital city. “In the tradition of Diamond District, Trek Life, and Tranqill, Stik Figa is the next project in my attempt to push regional Hip Hop,” says Oddisee. “‘From The Top’ really gives you a glimpse into a part of the country most of us are blind too. The song, itself, shows me Topeka, Kansas through the eyes of Stik Figa.”
Helpless Dreamer is out now (iTunes).
Listen: “From The Top“