Lennin Ledesma & TJB – “Living in the Past”


The closing track on Lennin Ledesma and TJB‘s fantastic VIDA EP, “Living in the Past” soulfully embodies the collaborators’ bright talents. TJB’s instrumentation is hauntingly nostalgic; a ghostly backing organ glides alongside enchanting vocal samples (fit for a Tarantino film) and smooth guitars. Lennin’s vocal delivery captivates, touting both patient retrospection and intense double time raps, telling of “how many of his feelings have him stuck living in the past.” VIDA marks their second EP.

“Living in the Past” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Hip-Hop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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