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!
Let’s keep it rolling with this new heater. Or should I say High Heater. Something from solo artists with history. Now is a good time to reconnect. Plus, the chemistry is constant.
Since Brown Bag Money, there has been mutual appearances from Falcon Outlaw and Daniel Son. Tonight, we have their latest tagged piece of work. The emcees spit over the sick strings from Judex Beats. They provide that back and forth flow. Similar to Kiss & Styles memorable verses.
This joint keeps that spook factor alive, squashing all that cute rap going on. The contrasts in vocals benefit the song. The stanzas stick to the topic without anything cliche. No one trick ponies around here.
My intro to Outlaw was with his partner in rhyme DNTE. He shows layers whether it be a Falconcrest song, solo, or outside feature. His teamwork ability should be noted. Daniel had ill corresponding lines on this joint. A song you will want to replay. It just dropped in stores earlier, so run it up. Thanks for locking in. Almighty grace and blessings!
I know there’s been some big gaps between my posts. I’d like to get to them sooner, as well as more articles. While I tackle life quarterback sneaks, new music is constant. What would we do without it?
We’ve got some market movers for you tonight. Jamal Gasol and Rasheed Chappell are names you heard a lot in recent years. They tapped in with advancing producer, Wavy Da Ghawd. Even got some scratching from DJ Eclipse. This joint has Shade45 written all over it.
As bad as rappers want the dream, the rap game ain’t what you expect. These two keep the same mentality that got them through the street’s trials. Life is still a hustle, so vividly expressed over this slapping background. This is a standout tune, nothing typical about it.
I like the team up of emcees, I’m a Wavy fan, plus the vocal samples add to the feel. I didn’t see the Stone Cold lines coming. This is a cool collaboration, they each have a different sound. Gotta appreciate the originality. Give it some spins and pick it up at your favorite digital music store.
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.