CWAllen has a deep concern for the pain of others. The Cleveland native knows a thing or two about the hard knocks that life can deliver and he has brought that sensitivity to his new album We On, releasing January 2015.
Concern often manifests in the form of questions when tragedy occurs; questions about why bad things happen and to whom they happen. “In 2012, we witnessed 512 murders,” says CW describing the South Side of Chicago, where he makes his home, on the introduction to We On. “And even though I know that God is working in my city; its still hard to watch. Its like the city is going crazy.” But every track on the album speaks to the abiding faith of the artist that even a world as crazy as this is not without hope.
We On has a contemporary hip-hop sound and takes you straight to CW’s heart. Over tracks that feature live guitars and pianos he speaks with clarity and depth to topics like insecurity, death and love.