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Next Door C&I: Wordsworth

What It Sound Like?

It’s been a dramatic start for my year. As soon as I think I’m gaining control, something else slows me down. I don’t like to stay away from the All Nighter’s for so long. On a positive note, I was able to attend one of the coolest concerts I’ve ever been to. Oh yea, I was also a part of it.

An ideal location in Ft Laucderdale, FL hosts a combination of perfection. The location of Next Door C&I is surrounded by food, independent business, and tagging to add that Hip Hop element. The inside is comforting. Your choice of drinks, whether you want tea, coffee, or something from the full bar. Along the walls are rows of books to keep the readers entertained. One of those book sections is an incognito doorway to the performance room. It looks like the secret passage from the old Batman show.

Beyond this wall is where the action took place. Unsigned artists took stage to heating things up. I got the chance to meet one, Crescendo. He drove down from Orlando to rock. Of course, I ran into Grone Da Radikal and Whatamess, two of my comrades. I was also building with my cousin and other friends in the spot, so the vibe was already nice. After Grone got the crowd going, my performance was next. For music they never heard, the audience showed love!

Grone Da Radikal

As I stepped outside for fresh air, the man of the night appeared. Long story short, I was able to converse with Wordsworth shortly before his set. Actually, him and Skam shared a lot wisdom with me. Grone also came through briefly for the gathering. The level of experience between the two vets is beyond motivational. Skam has been traveling overseas for a couple years. Words recorded a banging album from the home studio. Something the independent artists find themselves doing.

Skam & Wordsworth

A key moment happened that don’t to leave out. It brought everything full circle. A fan came up to get a flick. He brought vinyls as a classy fan would. Just before he showed up, Words mentioned a transition he made in his music to draw the listener in closer. The first song he executed this ended up on one of the records the gentleman brought with him. Not only that, Skam did the covers to most of the records this guy had with him.

After the priceless gems, Wordsworth went inside to perform. He incorporated songs from albums, plus freestyles on the spot. The clever emcee grabbed the attention of a distracted woman by rhyming about proposing to her. Talk about controlling the show… A decent amount of songs were from Our World Today and Champion Sounds. Which, I was very pleased to hear. I had a feeling he would do a few of those.

The Connect was organized by some great dudes, Ben Phrases and Khris Audio. Khris kept the sounds pumping for the emcees, including playing true Hip Hop flavor between the performances. Ben broke the ice with several freestyles. At the very end, it was him, Skam Wordsworth, and myself going the cipher.

Salutes to the other artists that I didn’t get to see, plus any names left out. Shout to Starr Statuzz Mixology for helping with the flow of things. Thanks to the team at Next Door C&I for having us. Thanks to everybody who bought tickets to support. Praises to the Almighty for making this safe, successful event possible!

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Heavy Crown – King Merlino

What It Sound Like?

This rap game can be used for many purposes. When executed properly, it brings a good feeling. This community is full of that feeling. I’m happy to hear from the bro again. He brought us a new project compact with audio nutrition.

An ideal arrangement of bars, hardship, plus the balance of relativity. King Merlino remains on the chess board. I wanted to quote a favorite line, then I started to lose count. I was only one track in, Twofifteeenfreestyle. The suspenseful dramatization hosts J. Ford from the 215UFO camp. A warning of the pain you’re in for with Only The Real.

Hip Hop gives us a platform to free the mind. Sometimes you just gotta let it air out. Just Venting reveals the wolves in sheep’s clothing, I’m glad he chose the references he mentioned. The double standard against black America, and he covers his personal issues. We get some blue-collar rap in Making a Man. It’s a deep tear jerker about a difficult upbringing. This will give you the transparency you’re looking for.

Been Solid reminds me of a song from his debut album. He even plugs the title in one of his verses. It’s a more laid back flow, light instruments to emphasize the lyrics. Merlino always aims to inspire in rhyme. We Gotta Do Better is encouragement with tough love. The artist executes human’s achilles heels. So many things we do to contradict self. The narrative is closed with an alerting speech from B.F. Nkrumah.

This is an assortment of moods, touching all kinds of vibes. Merlino is in the pocket with lyrics and giving the crowd something tangible. Not an easy task to complete. The Power cadence is a favorite of mine from the first tune. Through the project, you will hear a lot more. Get your copy, press play, and enjoy.

The King updated me with the new vid. I told ya’ll about that TwoFifteenFreestyle! Now, you get to see the visuals. Load this up on YouTube, and watch through the end.

Falcon Outlaw x Lord Juco – 2020 (Prod by El Brago)

What It Sound Like?

An interesting start of this decade, to say the least. Unfortunately, most of the news sources have sad or negative info to present. Rumors of war, blazing inferno wiping out a continent… I’m here to bring something more inspirational.

We’ve got nuff culture for this gathering. Talent from Europe, North America, and Jamaica combining. A lesson can be taught here to bickering countries. Falcon Outlaw teams up with Lord Juco to spring us into the new year. This is my introductory to El Brago, pushing key tones from Germany.

Raw lyricism over a classy background. I hear individuals looking for change. They’re sick of what they’re used to. Not saying good times don’t exist, just looking forward to better times. Through the uncertainty, we gotta remain optimistic. One of the coolest things about Hip Hop is the ability to be aggressive while delivering a positive message.

What do you look forward to in the new 365? I could definitely hear more from this T Dot sound. Roll out to YouTube and spin this tune. If you’re new, you also have to listen to Outlaw and Juco catalogues. I must get caught up on other joints from El Brago. Thank you to all the readers staying loyal. Many blessings from Yahweh!

The Tune Up On Vinyl

In a few hours you will be able to purchase this collector’s piece. Thanks to everybody playing the streams and buying the CDs. Now, the record you’ve been waiting for. Big thanks to Cocareef Records for distribution, plus his consistent support.

I also want to thank the talents involved on this project. The emcees: King Merlino, Jamal Gasol, Tripz 456. Theproducers: Ear 2 Tha Beat, Kelby Clarke (Runway MusicGroup), Million Dollar Manny, Fat Sound Records, and KZR Beatz.

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