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“Sorry”

Every artist has their own niche and strengths that makes them unique and Joyner Lucas is a phenom when it comes to painting pictures with his words. Taking situations from peers and re-creating the emotions and feeling through his story telling. On his most recent song “Sorry” Joyner tackles the difficult topic of suicide as he depicts a chilling story of a suicide victim and his friend, posing questions about life looking for answers that will never be answered. Raising the hairs on the back of your neck as he pulls on your heart with his emotional choice of words accompanied with gut-wrenching visuals. Shedding light on a problem most listeners have experienced personally, but don’t discuss publicly. Bringing awareness to suicide and leaving a help-number encouraging listeners to call if they know or feel like committing suicide or having suicidal thoughts. Joyner tells a story and sends a message while delivering great lyrical cadence and flawless musical production. Don’t hesitate to stream “Sorry” below and as always…

 

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Preacher’s $on

YGTUT is a rap artist hailing from Chattanooga, TN.  His mixtape Preacher’s $on is one any rap fanatic should willfully lend an ear to.  The content of his music can be described as the intersection of the streets and the pulpit.  Not to be meant that he preaches at the listener but more so just him being a preacher’s son he obviously has religious influence in his music, but that is only one aspect of it.  Although his father is a preacher, he still finds himself in situations that are street influenced.  YGTUT finds a way to give the listener a good balance of the two very different worlds.  On his record Hangin’ he says, “Niggas act like because yo pop a preacher, they supposed to hold you up to this certain standard, like you perfect.  Fuck nah!  But if you don’t know anything else, know that I’m about prosperity.  A person can come from a dark situation and turn into light.  Let’s get rich, invest money into our black communities.”  So although his music has a street influence there is also influence stemming from a forward thinking and hopeful outlook for not only his future but black people as a whole.  One can even find inspiration while listening to the mixtape.  On “Highs & Lows” he says:  “Get you some ambitions, keep on sitting like a lazy hoe, wishing on them visions, when the fuck is you gone chase em though?”  Overall the project is solid and touches on a broad yet overlapping range of topics.  The content isn’t the only thing that is noteworthy, the production is flawless from beginning to end.  There are mixtapes that have a solid 4 or 5 tracks and the rest are throw away tracks but this mixtape is one where you won’t skip a single track from beginning to end. Check out this young King speak the gospel over his church inspired productions below and as always

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