Aloha & Happy New Year OTDHipHop fam!! First off, sorry for not posting for a while but let’s not dwell on the negative. LOL! Needless to say, we’re back in full-force for all your underground hip hop content! With that said, today I’ll be reviewing “Exuberance” (Prod. Ghost McGrady) by fellow Hawaii artist & creative mind - Cosmic K (aka Kody D).
Check out my track review below:
First off, the beat is hella trippy. Credits to Ghost McGrady on production! It starts off with smooth bass and a chill tempo, elevates through lots of different instruments and synthesizers working together, and comes back down. Kody’s lyrics seem to be more of a diary entry and expository narrative, and sounds like a poetic rant with social commentary from an honest artist. His pen game is clever AF! In my opinion, Cosmic K reminds me of a Hawaiian local version of Asher Roth, and I mean that with props! Lol. I also dig the stoney and enlightened vibes.
Cosmic K (aka Kody D) is a 22-year old aspiring music artist/emcee and overall creative mind. Having got into hip hop/rap at 12 years old, he has and continues to be on his own cosmic journey of sorts as an artist. His music is honest and flows conscious messaging without being so preachy. Although he has his own voice, I’d say that his tone and vibe is similar to the likes of Logic, Blackbear, and Dizzy Wright. Kody is also a part of 2 different groups - The Visually Gifted and Supernatural. “I believe in divine manifestation and that I was destined to make music and enlighten the youth with the life lessons I’ve learned and through everything I’ve been through. I want my music my to bring hope and courage to anyone who listens to it,” says Kody.
Like what you hear?
Hear more of Cosmic K’s music on his Soundcloud, along with Supernatural’s new mixtape - Activation.
He also just released another collaboration track with Kuro, another Big Island-based artist.
For more from Cosmic K (aka Kody D), follow him on Twitter or subscribe to his Youtube channel.
Welcome to another #TrackTuesday here on OTDHipHop blog!
I truly appreciate all the support, big mahalos to the ARTISTS and the SUPPORTERS.
This week I got a different type of track tuesday review, because today’s piece is a spoken word poem by Jeronimo Speaks. This is the FIRST spoken word submission on OTDHipHop! So I’m hella excited to share this with yall.
Jeronimo Speaks, a poet from the south side of Chicago, submitted a video of his poem “Jitters,” in front of a live audience. After viewing and listening to “Jitters,” I am 100% impressed by this poet’s delivery and crowd control, especially with “word trains” that could go on and on. You’ll see what I’m saying in the video when he’s on his “P’s & Q’s.” The poem itself is a strong body of work, with boldness and power from beginning to end. Spoken Word is different from rap performances, because the setting is usually quieter and more intimate. You get to really feel the poet’s tone, voice, etc.
In my opinion, “Jitters” is a poem of liberation geared towards the youth of this generation. Jeronimo commands the crowd with his bold voice starting off with “This is the intro to the outro.” He goes off into topics and clever word play, using similes and hyperboles but keeps a constant message of “rising above circumstances.” My favorite line is “I aint trynna be a centaur, Im trynna be a centurion,” because that’s just plain clever. Who knows? I might do a reaction video to this, SHEESH! …Lol.
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