Item #54 on my “Things To Do Before December 2012” list clearly states to try authentic New Orleans gumbo. In the city of New Orleans. None of that “try-it-in-a-Virginia-restaurant-because-it’s-the-meal-of-the-day” type sh*t either. Having went to Xaiver University in Louisiana, my grandma fell in love with the stuff her four years down there and hasn’t forgotten the unique taste decades later. Until I can get to the 504, Chase N. Cashe’s mixtape of the same (but different spelling) will suffice for now.
The man who was raised in the N.O., but now collects checks out West finally let go of his debut mixtape yesterday. Gumbeaux is basically the story of a young man who left home to chase a dream, is witnessing that dream come true one day at a time and the desire to share that journey with anyone who will listen. A long time coming, indeed, and it was only right he made sure his camp was around to share in the festive occasion. Get your taste below.