Earlier this year, New Jersey native TwonDon released his sophomore project, Paradise Isn’t Free. The body of work was praised for its consciousness, reflecting around the themes of the cost of happiness, the troubles of success, and the realization that reality is not necessarily a utopia. (if you haven’t heard it already, I recommend “Successful,” the Dessy Hinds-assisted “Black Bar Mitzvah,” and the sample on “Jennifer’s Song” is crazy, so is the video’s storyline)
The praise wasn’t Twon’s first time being applauded, as he was recognized by Wale in 2016 for his “Letter to, Folarin, and had the pleasure of Smoke DZA executive producing his debut project Stay Golden 2015.
Today, I’d like to commend Twon once again for his latest offering “For My Ex.” “You feeling awkward cause women know my position/said my momma raised me better, so nigga, look how you living,” he raps on the song that serves as a letter to a past love. Instead of solemnly reflecting, his outlook remains confident and composed with an “I miss you, but I don’t need you”-like demeanor.
In celebration of his new single, we have him today on Episode 23 of 60 Minutes to let us know what else he’s been listening to and inspires him. From himself and the rest of his UpperClass collective, to Rapsody and Russ, listen to 60 Minutes with TwonDon below and on Apple Music as well.