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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St. George – Whata Mess X Grone Da RadiKal

 

What It Sound Like?

Been real good to see how everybody giving it up, right now. Not just  quantity,  the quality  of the  music  is shining through. Tonight's  tune is a  joint we've  touched on. This time, we got visuals!  Whata Mess dug deep on  his Long Verses With The Pope album. So this  video is a pretty close picture to the tone set not only for St. George, but the entire project. 

A throwback to the grimy days. No crazy special effects, just a raw scenery barely  lit. The  unknown location and spooky wall writings send chills. Grone Da Radikal directed, plus cameos as the only other person that Mess. Aggressive bars and delivery line up with background  and cinematics. He reps Camden and Vineland of New Jersey. Let's just say, Gloucester County. Now, linking up with Mess in West Palm Beach.

The beat by Luis Blue is the element necessary. Bringing grittiness from Germany. You could tell it's not just rhymes on a track, or people with a camera. All of it fits together for that eerie feel.Another win for the loops, Whata Mess knows how to bring the personality out a producer's creation. This vid is not  for the softees, it's here to make a statement. Real rap is here to stay. I appreciate artists going  hard  organically,  especially behing so close in radius.

Get to YouTube and run it up. Also, get your hands on the album at Dat Piff. It takes nothing to follow and share, please do so. Thanks to the readers showing support. All the blessings pour on you from Yahweh! 

 

Long Verses With The Pope – Whata Mess

What It Sound Like?

Got another coincidental situation to talk about. I'm aware of how the  internet shortens distance and I usually write about people far away.  I've mentioned tonight's subject before, as I covered Diaz Brothers by Cocareef. Who is from New Jersey. Whata Mess made an appearance on the creative piece, and currently launching his own mixtape. 

Little did I know he lives within fifteen to twenty minutes away from  my rest in West Palm Beach, FL. Mess spills personality across a spread of dope tracks by dope producers. Including a favorite of  mine, DJ Pain 1 and familiar friend Four Limbs, plus we get introduced to some, as  well. I'm feeling the sounds of Drunk, Richie Bane, The Heretic, and  Syer Esso. More rare digs provided by Rob Mil, Lowkey, and Luis Blue.

Whata Mess is a Boom Bap native. After the intro gets under your skin he throws lyrics explaining society's poisons.  The first quarter is very  transparent. He uses himself as the scapegoat facing temptation, fighting to not be a product of the environment. Raw flows embracing his Latin bloodline will impress you.

I like the one-liner style through St. George,as well as  Don't Move An Inch. The artist defends authentic Hip Hop with Johnny Props. Fakes want no parts trying to rebuttal. Features are first class with the revisiting, Nowaah The Flood. Always a pleasure to hear a verse from him. Also show love for RAN introduction, Grone Da Radikal. Who could be heard sharpening steel on two joints with Mess.

The scenes are vivid on LVWTP, some crime scenes, but delivered clearly. Originality is constant, good reason to get to Dat Piff and start downloading. I'm grateful for the positive reactions from readers. May Yeshua bless you!  

 

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