Enter scene: A coffee shop next to set of 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film ‘Tron‘. You stride in and hear this playing in the background. You can’t help but have a ‘future to the back’ feel that massages the mind.
Michael Personne and Davecreates come together to make a record that will stand the test of time. Michael Personne explores topics such as the human condition, sociopolitical issues and his everyday experiences as a Christian.
The bassline has an alluring and almost hypnotic effect on the mind as it causes you to zone into what the artist is portraying with words. Does it have a level of introspection into the heart and mind on man? I believe it does.
There are moments in the song where I want it to give me a bit more, something to catch onto. There is a glimmer where ‘err rude boy’ drops and the melody comes through that I enjoy, but it’s momentary.
Perhaps this is part of the formula of the Birmingham rapper, who holds fast to his lyrically dense tracks, that gifts the listener much to audibly chew over.
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A refined craft from the days of Entitled, the tracks have been aired out and the beats better produced to allow the craft of the rapper ‘who is like God’ (don’t miss it) to carefully construct his dexterous and flamboyant lyrical prowess.
Rule number 1 is adaptation for survival
Conformity talk through admiration of our idols
Infectious delivery that makes you feel like you are sitting in a classroom behind a desk. Yet, there is a genuine heart and warmth that comes through his tonal intentions. It provides clarity to why he’s using these words; to convey a deeper message within the message.
I do long for a chorus that can catch me. Perhaps I am too commercialised or Sunday service worship-alised (yes I said that), where I look for the hook to do exactly that and hook me in.
Regardless of my longings for Michael Personne’s choruses, I can’t deny the uniqueness and defiance to popular music that he brings, period! He has a skill few possess and he’s only getting started as song Elegy was recently debuted.
Rightfully he presents a unique perspective of the world through the lens of one who is marginalised and subject to social exclusion.
Get your pencil case and textbooks as he will take you on a lyrical journey few in our scene can.
What you pay for in this single will not equate to what you will receive as it will speak to you again and again.
A refreshing touch to the much ‘plastic’ music we are seeing nowadays in 2020, I think the rapper has created a timeless piece of art.
Survival (ft. Davecreates) is among a number of other tracks which will be released by Michael Personne as part of a larger project in 2021.
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