Writings Your English Teacher Would Never Approve Of: The Rap Side of My Music (Listen!)

My life has taken many unexpected turns. I never expected I would release an album of love songs (see I Love You), and honestly, I never expected I would be into rap. In fact, as a child, I didn’t think I liked rap, except perhaps for MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This,” which I thought was really cool, and a few other things. I also fashioned myself more of a “melody” guy, and also considered myself more interested in genres such as pop, rock, alternative rock, musicals, film soundtracks, and classical. But life is meant for growth, and people change. Boy, am I glad that I did. Being a hip hop lyricist has become an essential part of who I am as an artist.

The original verses I’m sharing here were all written and recorded last year. These are not original instrumentals (ie, I didn’t write the music). Instead, they highlight my abilities as a lyricist, meaning that I primarily worked on writing and recording raps for these tracks. The emphasis was not so much about production values, or making great beats/instrumentals. It was about lyrics, rhymes, rhythm, and vocal delivery. I hope you enjoy a little visit to this other side of me… and no, I don’t think your English teacher would approve. 🙂

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