Music is something all humans are accustomed to. Music is being played at the gym, the mall, restaurant, car, home. Music is everywhere. There are many different genres of music for the different types of people in the world. Humans are acoustic beings and our voices are instruments we use to communicate with each other. Music is used to communicate and express feelings, vibes, and melodic tunes that can affect our current mood. Music is powerful, it can be used to express good sounds and messages or used to put out rough sounds with provocative lyrics. You can create music, vibe to music, or sing along. Music is so important it describes things and gives feelings we cannot express through words.
I cannot imagine a life wouthout music.
Here are my Top 5 artist that I must listen to at least once each day. (I’m hugely influenced by the hip-hop, rap culture (: )
1 Word to describe this artist: Heart
Aubrey Drake Graham, also commonly referred to as the 6 God, is th 29 year old rapper from Toronto, Ontario. Drake is an artist of choice when you are really in your feelings. A lot of his songs are hype and please the crowd but many of my songs on my Drive Slow Homie playlist come from Drake. Girl has you upset? Need motivation? Dancing music? Sing along in the car Music? Drake is the artist of choice.
Lyrics from Find Your Love, Thank me Later 2010
“I’m more than just a number, I doubt you’ll find another. So every single summer, I’ll be the one that you remember.”
2. Kendrick Lamar
1 Word to describe this artist: Mind
Commonly referred to as K.dot, 29 year old rapper from Compton, California, constantly expresses his creativity with elicit lyrics. K.dot tackles on real issues faced by society through his musical creativity. By far the most talented artist, Kendrick Lamar delivers subliminal messages, double entendre’s and many allusions throughout his lyrical capabilities. He speaks about issues facing the black community, gang violence, and freeing the mind from opression and mental illnesses. The greatest story teller! My artist of choice when I need to free myself from negative thoughts or express strong emotions.
Lyrics from Sing About Me Im Dying Of Thirst, GOOD Kid Mad City 2012
“And I’m not sure why I’m infatuated with death
My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats
That can come about, ’cause the tongue is mighty powerful
And I can name a list of your favorites that probably vouch
Maybe cause I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death
Really stuck in the schema of wonderin’ when I’mma rest.”
3. J. Cole
1 Word to describe this artist: Soul
Jermaine Lamarr Cole is a 31 year old rapper from Fayette ville, North Carolina, who was born in Frankfurt Germany. J.Cole is an artist that sets the example. An ideal icon that teaches you how to love yourself and cherish the precious things in life. Not idealizing the money, fame, and other materialistic things, but focusing on being a better person for others. J.Cole is my artist of choice when I feel frustrated at situations I cant control but I still need a release of emotions.
Lyrics from Born Sinner, Born Sinner 2013
“Never got to church to worship lord but please be merciful
You made me versatile, well-rounded like cursive
Know you chose me for a purpose, I put my soul in these verses
Born sinner, was never born to be perfect
Sucker for women licking they lips and holding these purses”
4. A$AP Rocky
1 Word to describe this artist: Finesse
Rakim Mayers commenly referred to as Always Strive and Prosper Rocky is a 27 year old rapper from Manhattan, New York City. Throughout the Hip-Hop culture he is known as the illest or smoothest rapper who has an image of being a womanizer. A$AP Rocky is my artist of choice whenever I want to feel elite, confident, or classy. The smooth and classical feel is the vibe throughout most of his songs leaving you with a luxurious feeling.
Lyrics from Everyday, At. Long. Last. Asap 2015
“A solo is now a poet, hypnosis overdose on potions/Adjusting to the motion and getting out all my emotions…”
5. Kanye West
1 Word to describe this artist: Spirit
Kanye West is a 39 year old rapper, artist, fashion designer, and record producer from Atlanta Georgia who is currently married to Kim Kardashian. The most influential artist in my opinion who was able to use the Hip-Hop culture and spread it. Kanye West embodies many characteristics that makes him the most successful and probably the most controversial artist. Kanye West clearly states his opinions but faces discrimination from many media outlets for his “arrogance” and “egotistical personality”. However, there is so many things we can learn from Mr.West.
Lyrics from Last Call, College Dropout 2004
“Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem
Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams
I use it as my gas, so they say that I’m gassed
But without it I’d be last, so I ought to laugh”
Kanye West is my artist of choice when I need motivation or need to feel inspired. In addition he is my artist of choice when I’m placed in a working environment (School). Each one of his albums have a different general mood. For example, my favorite album , My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010, explores this idea of society limiting the creativity and mind of individuals because of issues such as class-ism. Overall, Kanye’s songs has so much spirit and provides a vibe that makes you want to do some immaculate work.