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HAS PRENTICE FOUND HIS SOUND?

IN TODAY'S MUSIC OF HIP HOP/CULTURE WE HAVE ALL SEEN A "NEW WAVE" OF ARTIST EMERGE WITHIN THE LAST 2 DECADE. DRAKE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST TODAY'S MUSIC, ALSO BEING THE FIRST RAPPER TO ACCUMULATE A BILLION DIGITAL STREAMS. SOME ARGUE THAT DRAKES  MUSIC WOULD BE CONSIDERED WHAT MUSIC LOVERS CALL THE "NEW WAVE". THERE'S OVER A 100K UNSIGNED ARTIST TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE INDUSTRY, IN WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS NOT A WALK IN THE PARK BUT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT AS A ARTIST WITH NO FURTHER CONNECTIONS. THERE'S SEVERAL TALENTED ARTIST WITH THE SKILL LEVEL BIGGER THAN SOME OF THE KNOWN RAPPERS BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERS IN THIS KIND OF INDUSTRY. WHAT MATTERS THE MOST IS WHAT DIRECT CONTACT OR ACCESS DO YOU HAVE IN ORDER TO LAND A OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. OVER THE LAST YEARS, RAPPER PRENTICE SOUND HAS BEEN EVOLVING. HIS SMOOTH VOICE OVER A SOULFUL INSTRUMENTAL AND HIS ABILITY TO SING MELODIC BACKGROUND AD LIB'S.THE ABILITY TO RAP IN SEVERAL TEMPOS BUT YET STILL ON BEAT. IT SEEMS HIS SOUND IS OF THE STRUGGLE AND WE HEAR IT IN HIS MOST RECENT SONG "18" FOLLOWED BY A VISUAL, PRENTICE IS SEEN SITTING ON THE RIM OF A  BASKETBALL GOAL. IN HIS NEW SONG "18" THE INTRO BEGINS WITH A SMOOTH GUITAR LEAD AND BASS, FOLLOWED BY A SOULFUL BACKGROUND SUNG BY SINGER TOBIAS LAMAR. IN THE FIRST VERSE OF THE SONG PRENTICE STARTS OFF BY SAY "I WAS ONLY 18 MOVED OUT OF MY MAMA HOUSE LIFE CAME WITH NO INSTRUCTION FIGURE IT OUT" IT SEEMED PRENTICE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE IT ON HIS OWN. FAST FORWARD, 2004-2019  PRENTICE HAS ARRIVED CARVING HIS VERY OWN DISTINCTIVE SOUND. ITS THE SOUND OF HIS SMOOTH VOICE WITH DEPTH AND SOUL DURING THE BRIDGE OF THE SONG HE SINGS "I BEEN A DREAMER MY WHOLE LIFE IM BORN WITH IT". THE SONG HAS A CHILL WITH LYRICS THAT REPRESENT THE STRUGGLE, BUT AFTER THE STORM COMES THE SUNSHINE.

 

 

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