L.A. duo TiRon & Ayomari have been criminally slept on for quite some time. Beginning with what can be dubbed the “condiment series”—Tiron’s Ketchup (2009) and MSTRD (2010), and Ayomari’s The PB&J Solution (2010)—the duo has been consistently dope with their brand of prime samples and breezy-yet-lyrical flows. They’ve only improved since officially linking as a duo for the T&A: Prelude to ASFP EP, and A Sucker for Pumps still gets a good number of bumps in the crib.
Their latest offering, The Great New Wonderful, is of the same quality, but again they aren’t eating the way they should be off of it. The video for the lead track, “All We Are,” is perhaps a venting of frustrations. TiRon & Ayomari directed the clip, tapping friends and collaborators to speak on pursuing their passions, their views on failure, and overcoming obstacles. Surrounding those heartfelt testimonies are various quick clips that range from meaningful moments in history to seemingly throwaway stock footage, but it all coalesces into something greater than the sum of its parts.
Damn, these dudes deserve some more shine. It’s cool that they just keep pushing.
The Great New Wonderful is out now on The Cafeteria Line.