An artist grows In Brooklyn and his name is Edson Sean. The roots stem from hip hop/R&B and the seed is Hip Hop Soul. Combining these elements is no easy task but this rapper/vocalist/producer masterfully intertwines the best of both worlds in The Pursuit Of Magic. The difficult task is left to us to figure out… which is our favorite track???
This is one of those rare occasions when it’s more than expected to arrive at a different conclusion after every listen. The album is filled with relatable content over well-crafted beats in its purest musical form. But don’t take my word for it, check for yourself in Stupid Me.
As you may have noticed, Edson Sean doesn’t disappoint with the pen. He continues to take it to new heights with clever wordplay on Capt’n Save ‘Em. The influence of hip-hop is noticeably front and center as he shines brightly with a smooth delivery. I’m sure the fellas will also appreciate the messages conveyed in this effort.
Don’t worry ladies… he always has you in his thoughts when cooking up some treats. Sink your minds into Right Here and you’ll be floating effortlessly to the melodic chorus expressing his admiration for you. The proficiency with the drums, piano and guitar makes this one man band a triple threat at all times. Just when you think you have him figured out a new wrinkle is introduced to differentiate him from the pack.
The homage paid to Brooklyn in BK All Day is a perfect example of how the versatility gels every element together. Picturing the words can’t help but bring a nostalgic smile to Brooklynites and thoughts of intrigue to newcomers. These types of compositions have me looking forward to what’s next from Edson Sean. He’s obviously arrived and is here for us all to discover.
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Hip Hop Now
Here’s five acts doing their thing in the first installment of Hip Hop Now.
Chicago rapper Saba‘s new record Care For Me features Chance The Rapper on “Logout.”
From Everything is Fine, a collaboration between rapper/satirists Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, here’s “Zero.”
Tyler, the Creator stays weird and rhymes chicken nugget with fuckit on rap nugget “Okra.”
Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions lost his cousin to police violence and channels that energy into the controversial “Like Me.”
Rapper/actor A$AP Rocky samples Moby‘s “Porcelain” on “A$AP Forver.”
Aegyo – What the What?
You know how you and your significant other do the baby talk thing? Come on, you do it, admit it. Sometimes you talk to each other in a childish voice or make silly little gestures that you would never use at, for example, a business meeting or at the dentist. Well, this is a whole cottage industry in South Korea and they call it Aegyo.
Aegyo, a tool long leveraged by South Korean ladies to get what they want through sheer cuteness, has been leveraged by male and female K-Pop Idol groups to ginormous success. In fact, there are songs where one can do little cutsey gestures to the whole thing. Two popular aegyo anthems are The Gwiyomi Song and Oppaya, and there are videos aplenty on YouTube where folks of all ages and backgrounds vie for cringe-worthy cuteness. Some of these videos have millions upon millions of views. There’s even K-Pop Idol shows where folks watch each other express aegyo and react with howls of laughter.
Holy cow, the more I talk about this, the weirder it gets. Yet, I can’t look away.
Other cultures are jumping on the band wagon, too. Check out the videos below for some adorable examples.
STARS AMONG US
There are stars among us and they’re shining brighter in each and every post. Thanks to the platforms of new media and growing creativity, we have a vast amount of refreshing personalities making their way to the spotlight. The barriers of entry have crumbled and the gate keepers are fading away.
So with the holiday season upon us let me take this time to give you the gift of laughter and share a few of these gems that should be on our bigger screens sooner than soon. Some you may already know and others you need to know. Pass it on! It’s free!
FIND THEM – FOLLOW THEM – LAUGH WITH THEM
P.S – Do yourself a favor…don’t watch while eating. You’ll choke on your food.
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