Believe it or not, Rap is a form of poetry. In both cases, there’s a particular attention to diction, which rhymes are derived. That said, Zenlee, an Ontario-based rapper doesn’t forget about literary devices during the production process of his debut album. Compromised of 15 tracks, I truly think this Hip-Hop material was given the appropriate title as ‘Just Poetry’. In short, he touches on intimate aspects with a lot of intensity as he portrays his own life events through the verses and emotions. His mission is to encourage listeners to believe in themselves. Below you can read my thoughts about his work, an exclusive track-by-track review.
1 – Street Rep (Intro) From the start of this intro, there’s a catchy hook. So far, the best part must be the delightful rhyming words.
2 – Hostages Of Tha Nation It continues along the same beats as the intro. Analysing the lyrics in greater detail, we find he converts his Rap into a protest song that blames the destruction of a nation due to wars. Clearly, there’s a desperate need for peace and unity in this world, and I agree 100% with his views.
3 – Believe It This one features the beautiful female vocals of Lucy Grace, bringing a soothing balance with the lyrical wordplay. Somehow, it feels like an honest conversation, if you get through hard times, there’s nothing better to believe in yourself in order to move forward.
4 – Tha Life I Choose Within less than a second of experiencing this tune, there’s a pretty nice piano-driven melody that serves as the background of his stylistic rapping. Overall, he reflects about mistakes from the past and talks about the sense of love.
5 – One Million Years You’ll be surprised to know it’s very electronic oriented in comparison with the rest of the tracks of this album. At the same time, you will notice a fast-paced vocalization like never before.
6 – Xcuses Definitely, the chorus is hypnotic and I can’t get it out of my mind… “Your excuses, your excuses, they drive me up the wall”. At the end of the day, excuses are lies wrapped up in reasons.
7 – Goddess Of My Dreamz Literally, here we have a poetry about the sexy woman of our dreams, with which many men fantasize daily.
8 – All Natural Booty Zenlee expresses his preferences for women with natural beauty, but he also incites men to choose the right woman and wife. The best line… “Your natural beauty never gets old”.
9 – Toronto Dreamz Toronto is a city of a million Dreamers. In case you didn’t know, Zenlee was born in a UN refugee camp during the 80s, and since moving to Canada he is proud of this nation. He dedicates this song to the city that keeps his ambitions alive.
10 – Stix N Stonez I would summarize this tune in one single phrase: Explicit rhymes flexing charismatically over a strong electronic beat. Beyond that, the aggressive Rap delivery is compelling. The song derives from the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.
11 – The Gate Of Eddystone Again, the explicit lyrics duplicate, but you can also expect more melodic phrasing, showcasing his confidence. If I’m not wrong, I think this song is a self-proclamation of being authentic and real.
12 – No Love (Freestyle) The music background reminds me of old-school video games. Besides that, it’s a collaborative tune with Chindalier. As a result, we have a triumphant new freestyle that is in good shape with gutsy raps.
13 – World War 3 He leaves no room for interpretation, with lines like, “Fuck you bitch, where’s my fuckin’ money bitch”. In other words, the rapper will bring a World War 3 to your life if you owe him money. Be warned!
14 – The Battle Beginz This time, Zenlee join forces with Don Bun King, and despite verses denote a courageous and fearless personality, the dark instrumental is kinda slow. The song talks about a battle against one’s enemy. You can decipher its message for yourself.
15 – Late Nite (Outro) In a pretty short tune he adds the talent of Soca for the grand finale. In my opinion, the outro could have been longer in verses, however, I have no complaints as the whole album proves he’s an artist who is not scared to tell things as they are, while sharing his life without complexes.
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Take A Few Minutes To Get To Know South London Artist Ultra_eko
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of rising indie talents. You’ll thank me after getting to know South London-based Hip-Hop artist, Ultra_eko. Certainly, “Halo” is one of the most talked-about tracks he has released in 2020. This track is a captivating amalgamation of urban sounds, the right flow, tongue twisters, and electronic music. Little by little, he is exploring different genres. Like most of his tunes, “Halo” tells a unique story that is relatable on so many levels. Clearly possessing a catchy and bright hook, it’s impossible not to like sing it out loud.
With such a distinctively shimmering style, he is ready to surprise the world with his second studio album titled ‘Alternate Realities’, out on November 16th. When he is not making songs, Ultra_eko spends time with his children and manages his own business. Working on his music career is still something new for him, but it seems he has taken great steps so far as his compositions denote quality, passion, and love for art.
Who would have thought after purchasing a Korg synth for his son’s piano lessons, he became very keen on this music project. Most importantly, his forte is definitely writing lyrics. Indeed, he expresses his creativity by giving life to his verses and transforming them into melodies. At the end of the day, he wishes that his messages resonate with different listeners. That’s exactly what I call, music with a purpose. Stay tuned for his next single “Always On My Mind”, to be released this Friday.
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Rappers Who Have Expanded Their Empire
Have you ever asked who the world’s wealthiest rappers are? We are going to explain to you. Rappers are famous for huge homes, luxury vehicles, and lavish purchases; and it’s no surprise when you glance at just how much some of them make.
Rappers who have widened their empires:
The 32-year-old Canadian is, by a decade, the youngest on this chart, but he’s rapidly gaining ground on the elder statesmen in hip-hop. Over the past year, Drake’s wealth has increased by 50%, driven by assets spanning from real estate to his Virginia Black whisky, as well as a lucrative tour and current residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.
DJ Khaled is among the highest-paid hip-hop musicians in the world: according to Forbes, he received $27 million in 2018. The 43-year-old founder of Palestinian-American rock, whose real name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled, understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the continuum of riches. His parents, Palestinian refugees, landed in their 20s in New Orleans with just $20 to their credit.
His artistic success achieved noted heights of popularity, and he was eligible for many awards as well. He has earned over ninety awards and still has many awards, including a 2017 American Music Award for “I’m the One” for Favorite Rap / Hip-Hop Album.
What does DJ Khaled do? Aside from making his own music to the tune of several hundred songs and twelve records, DJ Khaled is well recognized for the music of others as a composer and DJ. He founded a record label of his own, We the Best Music Company, which is responsible for the works of many popular musicians.
A recent US business magazine survey priced the rapper and design entrepreneur at $1.3billion. West’s interest in his Yeezy sneaker line, which Forbes estimated was worth $1.26 billion, is the majority of the money.
West’s music made up a comparatively limited portion of the wealth, despite being one of the last 20 years’ highest-selling musicians. His Strong Music agency, and his discography copyright, is priced at at least $90 million.
Despite claiming $53 million in debt and calling for $1 billion to Mark Zuckerberg to finance potential inventions in 2016, West makes its appearance on this list due to another patron: Adidas, who attracted West and his Nike Yeezy fashion project many years earlier. Our estimation of the riches of the West is almost completely focused on a realistic calculation of the importance of the name. He might one day follow his sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, as a billionaire, as it begins to scale up.
Early in Vitamin Water’s past, 50 Cent decided to support the substance for a minority stake in the business. Curtis Jackson and Vitamin Water collectively dropped the marketed Formula 50 beverage. Fast-forward a decade and the purchase of Coca-Cola and the minority share of 50 of Vitamin Water was currently worth $500 million. Not all of the investments of 50 Cent hit the jackpot, but the rapper has a profitable film production business named Cheetah Vision that pumps out low-budget action movies for international audiences, rendering Roger Corman of 50 Cent hip-hop. His headphone relationship with SMS Audio has not caught on like Beats by Dre.
As industry trends weigh on some of his assets, including cable network Rebellion and apparel label Sean John, the artist formerly identified as Puff Daddy slips to No. 3 on this list as industry trends weigh on some of his assets (although Diddy has sold most of his share in the latter, he maintains a substantial piece). Yet Ciroc, his fortune’s key engine, is rising again after case numbers have dropped from all-time peaks over the last few years — making the impresario maybe the most possible nominee to enter Jay-Z in the billion-dollar community.
Anti-Racism Song “Empire Shakes” Exposes The Failure Of The American Dream
If you like Childish Gambino’s political anthem, “This Is America”, then you definitely want to check out Chucky Blk’s new anti-racism song.
If you like Childish Gambino’s political anthem, “This Is America”, then you definitely want to check out Chucky Blk‘s new anti-racism song. Entitled as “Empire Shakes” the rapper based in Austin, Texas expresses dismay regarding the idea of the American Dream. Behind this national ethos, discrimination impacts its concept. It is worth mentioning that his rap verses expose its failure, while at the same time it is a fair critique about the society of chaos he lives in. Precisely, through his sincere lyrics, he rebels against this unjust system.
A special collaborative track with British Hip-Hop talent Eldon. Together they take the art of rapping to the next level with rhymes and metaphors that flow well. Creatively, visuals carry a clear message, which invites you to wake up from puppetry life. What’s more, in order to fight against racial inequality, we all have to come together. Just remember, there’s more power in unity than in division. Discover interesting announcements from Chucky Blk on his socials down here.
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Nathan Daniels Is Climbing The UK iTunes R&B Charts With “I Choose”
Nathan Daniels is an artist from South Africa who wants to reach the hearts of those who hear his spectacular music. With introspective lyrics, soulful vocals, and a 90s type of flow, his new single “I Choose” is receiving good reactions.
Nathan Daniels is an artist from South Africa who wants to reach the hearts of those who hear his spectacular music. With introspective lyrics, soulful vocals, and a 90s type of flow, his new single “I Choose” is receiving good reactions. Best of all, it has peaked at No. 23 on the UK iTunes R&B Charts. Through 22 years of experience in the music industry, he outstands from the rest due to his authentic singing style. His voice is undeniably powerful. On a side note, since 2001 Nathan has been working as an entertainer and stage performer in the Balearic Islands, where he and his band, The Brothers Of Soul, pay tribute to the classic Motown sound.
In the music video of “I Choose”, a contemporary dancer and a violinist play the main roles in most of the scenes. So, the whole clip here is about realization and awareness. What’s more, there’s also a beautiful message of selflessness and pure love behind this production. Without question, you can tell he feels every word he sings. If you want to sign-up for Nathan Daniels’s fans club, just follow him on the socials below.
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Will Hecht Redefines Modern Hip-Hop In “Strange Love” — LISTEN
You may wonder what makes Will Hecht‘s music exceptional. The answer is, in my view, his refreshing modern sound + the smooth/raspy singing style that enchants listeners. Certainly, his newest single, “Strange Love” will definitely blow you away. As a true genre-bending virtuoso, he experiments with contemporary Hip-Hop and Pop elements like none other.
Without fail, it’s a summertime anthem with a tropical-infused rhythm. As a matter of fact, the marimba-like instrumentals will bring you back incredible memories of the sun, beach, and sand instantly. Not in vain, the vivid cover matches the concept of the whole tune. Likewise, this one is quite an upbeat jam that makes riding in the car fun.
Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist, therefore, here you have something great for it. So, don’t think twice, just press play below.
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