Get your afternoon caffeine fix with Issue's new album Liquid Wisdom. The son of Bay Area great E-40 has a style all his own, as heard on the album's title track about sipping and brewing tea.
Issue has been making his rounds as an artist for some years and explained to Noisey that he's been making music since he was 11. Despite his famous lineage, he wears an MF Doom style mask to hide his face due to shyness. "I'm a very shy person. Music helps a lot with that because I can explain how I feel. The mask helps too," he said.
As for why he loves tea? Brain food. "I try to think of tea as wisdom. The more I drink, the wiser I will be. Tea is the second most [consumed] beverage in the world and I want to support it.