Nappy Roots takes us down those country “Back Roads” in new video.
Though itâ€™s been a while since youâ€™ve heard from the iconic Southern rap quartet, Nappy Roots, they announced their return with, â€œBlind Faith,â€ a vital single which highlighted the meaning and significance of the Black Lives Matter movement; a soulful southern perspective about perseverance during these trying and uncertain times we are all witnessing.
Fresh of off producing Big Boi & Sleepy Brownâ€™s new hit “Can’t Sleep”, 808Blake is executive producing Nappy Rootâ€™s forthcoming 40RTY album, so buckle up, because Nappy is back with a new single and video, â€œBack Roads,â€ and you just never know where those country roads will take you.Â The new â€œBack Roadsâ€ video was exclusively premiered by HipHop-N-More.
â€œBack Roadsâ€ is Nappy Roots paying tribute to the many country roads that we use for therapy to escape the busyness of the city.Â Since Nappy began, taking road trips was one of the key ways we built chemistry for our music. â€œBack Roadsâ€ simply reminds us of simpler timesâ€ the group commented to HipHop-N-More.
While Nappy is gearing up to release their first new album in years, 40RTY, after more than 20 years in the public eye, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated band has expanded beyond music into projects that include craft beer and television production with â€œ40Akerz & a Brew.â€
The band began experimenting with their home brewery, Atlantucky, which fermented their passion for microbrewing. In 2017, the group introduced their first two craft beers with Atlanta-based Monday Night Brewing.
The limited-edition brews are so successful that the group was inspired to expand on opportunities with other breweries across the county. Nappy Roots has produced more than a dozen craft beers to date. The group plans to open a brewhouse with their own taprooms in Atlanta later this year.
The studioâ€™s first project is a reality TV series, â€œ40 Akerz and a Brew.â€ The series will follow the group on their tour around the country and discuss the art of craft beer with area brewmasters and have â€˜conversations over beersâ€™ with the breweriesâ€™ regular customers.