Last weekend I had a chance to see New Orleans standout Alfred Banks at the 4th Annual 2×2 Hip Hop Festival in Columbus, Ohio. An energetic and driven artist, Banks demanded your attention, not just through bars that’ll make your girl cry, but through substance and storytelling.
Coming off this recent performance Alfred Banks has released a brand new project in “The Mere-Exposure Effect” EP. This time around Banks is going a more melodic route, we get bars, but we get some singing as well. This isn’t an EP meant to keep you in your feels or reminding you of downtrodden moments, rather “The Mere-Exposure Effect” is a celebration of life and its experience. The passion Alfred Banks has on the stage, translate to perfection on this EP. The production by Malik Ninety Five gives Banks a diverse sound palette to wax poetic. You can stream “The Mere-Exposure Effect” below and get set as I’m editing an interview with him as I type this.