Good to hear some lyricism and conscious rhymes originating out of the South; helps spread the notion that the South is more than just ‘club/party’ music of dumbed-down lyrics and a catchy beat. Fast forward to an artist named Dee-1 as he makes some solid points of the behaviours of hip-hop’s biggest stars; 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne.
Apart from ‘beautifullest’ not being a real world, Keith Murray provided a lyrical dose with this debut track that focused on a simple boom bap beat, and raw lyrics. Released in the mid 90’s, this song was well received as this was a time when lyricism was promoted in the mainstream. Now, Keith Murray is working on new material, but unfortunately like most that reappear after long hiatuses, he probably won’t fit into today’s climate, but can’t stop from trying. Production by the great Erick Sermon of EPMD fame.