Queens by way of Detroit emcee/poet, Motown Priest returns with his powerful new single, “Farewell to Welfare,” produced by Fendi Pendegrass. Through the duration of the track, Priest attempts to unpack the song’s central question and refrain: “How much is a dollar worth?” Backed by equally menacing production, MP uses his incredible lyricism to detail the different and sometimes-brutal ways that people try to escape poverty.
“Farewell to Welfare” can be streamed now through your preferred streaming platform with Motown Priest’s new album, Hawthorne, available now for pre-order and vinyl in a green color configuration through Get On Down. The digital release is set to drop April 14th release, with vinyl orders shipping on April 7th, all courtesy of O’s Circle in partnership with Brick Records. A short film of the same title—which serves as Priest’s directorial debut—is set to drop the following Friday, April 21st, and utilizes several of the album cuts as the film’s soundtrack.