Loer Velocity – “Ball And Chain Dames”
Loer Velocity gives us a track of truth from his Uninfatuated EP, a free collection of songs about the trials and tribulations of love. “Ball And Chain Dames” is a song with a message that we can all relate to: no matter how much you’re into your special someone, sometimes you just need a little “me” time. The musical backdrop of this one flows along smoothly, accentuated by a jazzy electric piano and a funky bass line that set the stage for any love song. However, instead of just telling his girl how much he loves her, Loer explains that even though he’s into her he needs a little space; “Beautiful, don’t take this to be the end of our thrill / ’cause all I’m really trying to say is let me breath a lil, chill.”
A local boy from Yonkers, Loer Velocity has been involved in the hip hop circuit since the mid 90’s, appearing at local venues such as S.O.B.’s and the Nuyorican Poets Café with then rising artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Sara Jones and Saul Williams. Since then, Loer has been proving himself as a skilled emcee starting with collaborations with Scienz of Life, Ace Lover, The Ancients and others as early as 1999. In 2004, Loer released his first single “Breakout”, and followed this up with a mixtape entitled Loe Noise Reduction-The Hush Movement, receiving mention in XXL’s Chairman’s Choice column. 2006 marked the release of his first solo album, Ready For A Renaissance, getting rave reviews from its listeners, including a 4/5 score from URB magazine. Most recently, Loer has recorded a free release in celebration of Valentine’s Day, which he titled Uninfatuated EP. Loer Velocity has been making good music for years, and now, working closely with the folks at Embedded Music, he is establishing himself as one of the premier emcees in the game.