Wondaland’s George Twopointoh – My 2 Sense
Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Spencer.Charles | 1 Comment; | Category: Music, Rap
Everyone knows Janelle Monae for being one of the most innovative artists out today with one of the most unique and innovative teams – Wondaland Arts Society. You see them with her at award shows and on tour, all dressed in unison – black tuxedo, white shirt, black tie. Though their wardrobe is somewhat monochromatic, their live shows are loud and vibrant, providing an unforgettable experience for concert-goers. Some of that energy in their live show is credit to stage manager/MC/artist, George Twopointoh. While traveling the world on tour, George compiled a project inspired by his travels called My 2 Sense.
George is more than a team player on the Wondaland squad. He’s an artist in every way, shape, and form. He does his own one man show. He is talented as a visual artist. And this EP shows that George is a gifted lyricist. The name Twopointoh came out of nowhere and pretty much just stuck with him. While installing a new operating system on the computer at the Wondaland studio, producer Nate Wonder named a login name for George and Twopointoh came and stayed. It happened organically.
This EP is described by George as a soundtrack EP. He made it while traveling. It’s perfect to listen to while traveling. It’s short – you can listen to the entire project in one subway ride from Columbus Circle to Spring st on the C train. However, the time isn’t what makes this a traveling project. George provides introspective lyrics through this project. He has an awareness of self that makes this EP special. This EP represents a journey – not always knowing where you’re going but aware of everything during your journey there.
The EP opens up with George discussing what’s going through his mind while rushing to make an airplane flight over orchestral strings. This intro leads into the 2nd single, Deuteronomy. The flow is funky like an old school outkast track. The beat is similar, starting off with a beatbox. George kicks knowledge in the chill track. Shot by Jon Genius, the video is just as dynamic as the song, showing George washed up on a beach in a unknown location. He meets with a fortune teller, handing her two cents, kicking off the video.
The first video and single off My 2 Sense is completely different from Deuteronomy. Check the Quote is an upbeat hard hip hop track. The video shot in Africa shows a group of African children chasing the camera. While George is absent from the video, his lyrics appear on the scene for a moment and help to perfectly form the concept George and his director Jon Genius had in mind.
The rest of the EP is just as versatile and different as these two tracks. Each songs is written and inspired by a different place in George’s journey, literally and metaphorically. However, the project is still cohesive. It’s an amazing soundtrack EP. Coming from such a creative and innovative camp like Wondaland, much is expected of any artist releasing music associated with them. George definitely doesn’t disappoint. We aren’t sure whats coming next from this artist. But he is always working and will probably give us more art as his journeys continue.
My 2 Sense is available on iTunes right now, as well as streaming on George’s soundcloud page. Check it out.