Like all of you, I am an avid follower of our other brothers in the blogging world. While perusing 2dopeboyz yesterday, looking for something new to listen to, I came across this on their reoccurring “2Dope to Sleep On” feature. OXYxMORON is a South Carolina trio consisting of MENT, Pedro, and Tony, each offering authentic yet different styles. The collective’s 21 track sophomore mixtape, The Woods, was released last November and gives you both talented flows over great production. After numerous listens, I enjoyed this so much that I had to post this for all of you to hear. Stream/download the entire project below.

Tony: This album is my struggle, it’s my hopes and desires to get my family in a better place. This is album is my faith in God

MENT: This album is literally my last hope. I dropped out of school, so all my eggs are in one basket. My dad is unemployed and my mom has a home daycare. They struggle so much, and I HATE watching it, especially since they’re such good people! It had to be as perfect as possible to potentially put me and my family in a better place, so that’s where the raw emotion comes from.

Pedro: For me this album is my journal. I’m not the best speaker so often times in conversation I’m not able to say exactly what I want or express myself how I want to, but with this body of work I was. I’m just starting to fully understand the whole concept of trusting in God ‘cause I’ll admit I worry ‘bout shit more than I should at times. Just as hard as God shows abundant blessings, Satan works just as hard to tear that down and the back and forth battle for your soul can tear you down in the process at times. So for me, this album is me reaffirming my faith and coordinating my inner with my outer… finding oneness.

Download: OXYxMORON – The Woods (Mixtape) [Bandcamp]