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As always, it's TRACK TUESDAY, and time for me to review a new track from some of the dopest artists in the underground. Today, I had the pleasure to check out the newest release from Johari L, an up and coming singer from Grand Rapids, MI. Below is my review of "Mad House."
First off, I really dig the dark carnival type vibes that I get from the production. There’s a deep bass element similar to the rhythm of marching, and some other instruments that add to the hysteria feel. This track actually caught me off guard because Johari is actually a singer, but on this track he is somewhat of a hip hop artist. think it shows how multifaceted of an artist he is, moving through genres like hip hop to trap and R&B. The first thing I thought of when hearing this song was, “Johari L a rapper now?!” Lol.
In his own right, I give this man hella props on the production, lyrical content, and performance delivery. Regarding the story line and lyrics, it seems like this song is like a message to the haters, part braggadocious but part inspirational. He uses a lot of different metaphors and the different lyrics and sounds keep the listener engages throughout the whole track. It also ends with a little instrumental skit outro, which I believe shows the full package of Johari’s artistry.
Johari L. is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Grand Rapids, MI. He has been featured on this blog before, and continues to build his network and music catalog. Recently, he started a music group "Royal Mind Scheme” of which he is the founder. The group’s new music and music released by the artists in the group will soon be available via their Soundcloud.
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