Eric Roberson is one of my favorite soul singers. Â After getting the opportunity to interview him on the site a while ago, prior to the release of his then new albumÂ Music Fan First,Â I have penned him to be one of the coolest musicians, and a great/singer songwriter. Â If you have never checked out that interview, you can do that here.Â (that was prior to having a Twitter + Facebook integration)
Also, after seeing Roberson’s live show a few times — that only deepened my fandom. Â With that being said, here is the latest video from Eric Roberson’s latest installment Mister Nice Guy,Â which was released earlier this year. Â For the track, Roberson hooks up with Philadelphia based emcee Hezekiah for a song that should be a tip of guidance to all you men out there. Hezekiah also directed the video.
I also got the chance to catch up with Hezekiah for an interview with Grungecake about his then new collaboration, Johnny Popcorn, and when asked about the collaboration he said:
“That’s my dude. Â I sent him a track, he wrote to it and sent it back to me with the vocals and he asked me to be featured on it and I rhymed on it, it was that simple. Â The subject was so easy for me to write because as a man, it was so easy for me to write some reflective lyrics at the time. I was like reflecting on myself and really coming to grips with if relationship after relationship is failing it has to be me. Iâ€™m the common denominator in all of these relationships so it has to be me. That song came at a perfect time. It was like therapeutic. Thatâ€™s how it came about and thatâ€™s why it has that honesty about it.”