These write-ups have been a tool that lets people connect with me other than my own music. Ideally, I wouldn’t think like a rapper while covering a song or project. I can’t always detain it. Sometimes the rapper is brought out of me. Of course, tonight’s emcee is none less.
Shout to King Merlino with his full album release. Which is what I notice from the open, it feels detailed. The beats sound like they fit a collective, but not repetitive. The songs possess variety. From the uncompromising Like A Mack, where he doesn’t tell the woman what she wants to hear. It’s a past experience, so his wife obliged to play a role. KM gives you cultural tragedy while keeping it lyrical in Kneel featuring Good DonNIE & HeavensGold. “Niggas could be making the Band, but instead they Drilled off”
He actually gave you warning shots his Golden Era start with Shadow Moon Freestyle. Let’s not ignore “I’m transparent like Bruce Jenner pop.” “Wanna war? Please withdraw your soldiers. Why cuz low key (Loki) I’m something to Marvel over.” One of my favorites is Definition, this one introduced Good DonNie, who produced the entire album. I believe it’s kinda Hip Hop signature to rap about your footwork, so Merlino gave you Fresh Nikes And Shades. Always diversifying his pen, he even rapped on a beat with a sample to something we spit on before. He takes more of a dramatic approach this time with Darkness.
King Merlino expresses that hole in his heart from losing his mother’s physical as a toddler. The state of the environment and what needs to be done to change it bursts through the rhyme. You also find an embodiment of family orientation. There’s also the battle of spiritual warfare. He’s a young OG, for real. A few other appearances include concrete verses spit by 4K Kell, plus, JW The Visionary, backgrounds from Willie_ and the poetic words spoken by HeavensGold for the right seasoning. Most heads from our time wanted to know what your story rhyme was like, Mer got that too, listen to Story Time. Before The Rhyming is what I probably play the most!
I’m grateful of the journey I been able to witness. I wanted to gather my thoughts on this piece, I saved some songs for your surprise. Overall, it’s packed with Hip Hop nutrition. I value the artist’s values. The Kings Circle is already doing NASDAQ numbers on Spotify. So, get to those other platforms and run them up too. Especially Napster, iTunes and Tidal. Thanks for staying up with me. Blessings from Yahweh!
The internet is virtual real estate. Our community is the livest! I’m always encountering a new neighbor, most are pleasant. Tonight’s neighbor is from the R&B building.
New to RAN, but experienced as a singer / recording artist, I introduce Mr. Kevin Willis. If you were thinking the 6’10 rebounder, another face will soon resonate once you hear these vocals. This artist brings a soulful appeal to the label, Fuduh Money Entertainment.
He’s an authentic R&B singer and this topic most of us have experienced. Except for you cool guys, out there. I never aim to spoil a song. Let’s just say, watch out for those that frequently accuse you of violating. Enjoy this forthcoming single on Thanksgiving. Kind of bitter sweet, it be that way some times. You’ll like this song for is traditional ballad roots. Here’s an exclusive link. Thanks for staying up with me. Praise the Almighty!
It’s a special feeling the artist, not only understands the idea, but they really enjoy SilentSillo!
I’d like to thank Ray Bermudez and Carlos Gomes Cabral for such detailed illustrations. It’s not easy finding the right artist to execute your description. If you do, they may not have the time or they are not affordable. These two gentlemen were receptive and easy to work with. I am ever appreciative. Take a look at their versions of the super-vigilante…
This one is also about the visual. Salute to all my comrades utilizing technology for prosperity. Watching a video used to be the only access we had. Now, we are the video!
Big shout to Krazy The Real One, Rube The Difference and Shod The God spitting that pain. Presented in docu-drama form, you get a mix of live action with reels of oppression. The lyrics may reveal the scars, yet complimented with a light melody.
A positive message never to be overlooked. I’ve been in rough living situations, at times. I remain aware, someone has it rougher. The artists want everyone to be treated fairly, while they shine light on lives prematurely taken by police brutality. Watch the vid, like and share. Thanks for staying up with me. Yahweh blessings!
If it’s your first time, Rhyme All Night is about spreading positive energy. Particularly, that energy comes from independent artists. Though, this brother is respected and recognized, I feel what he’s done deserves more recognition.
Jeff Smith delivered a documentary focused on the Hip Hop influencers in his town and surrounding areas of Portsmouth, Virginia. Rich in soul, Rich N Spirit, not just a brand. This doc yields off the market sweat equity from a decorated roster. Naming Lunatic, Tony Hustle, Bless Picasso, Young X,Biggz, plus appearances from Duck Blazemore. Safe to say, Black Pentagon.
This was not the first movie release from Jeff, he acted in a a self funded film before. Now, his new title sits at IMDb. Pull up this link and show some support for one our own like you would for someone famous!