Lil Chris gives us the beauty and the ugly in his single, "Truth Is".
Coming from the west side of Chicago, artist Lil Chris bestows upon us a track, featuring words from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, simply titled, "Truth Is", and "Truth" is the best word to describe this track.
Lil Chris, lyrically, has proven to be well read and studied, beyond musical intelligence. Speaking on things such as the political injustice the "African-American" peoples have struggled through, as well as the many other negative things that is combated in the communities. Police brutality, and miseducation were highlighted areas, in which the Minister Farrakhan's words emphasized on as well. There were also lyrics that stressed the need of proper education, and thinking for self, which is a well needed message in a song, like many others. However, like the Honorable Minister expressed in the track, these messages are more than just something to be treated as a beautiful song. These messages need to be treated, whether a song or not, with alertness, an open mind, and the will to learn and be the change that we see and hear, and most importantly, want and need.
Musically and production wise, this track is simple to follow and has a mellow yet modern style. This artists delivery actually sounds familiar, which isn't a bad thing, but I'd be interested in hearing his versatility. The production is done well, however there could be a bit more clarity as far as the vocals to melody ratio. I couldn't really hear the music as well as I would have liked to, and the music is decent so it definitely adds to the track, and needs to be heard.
As commercial as I would like for this track to be, I couldn't see it being on main stream at this point in time because of how controversial some may believe the lyrics are. BUT! Thankfully these internet ages have made it so artists such as Lil Chris can bring their talents, and "words of wisdom" to the masses. We appreciate it!
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