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Original Soul

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His words stir emotion with a voice filled with soul and truth. Original Soul is a man blessed with a gift to reach into your heart and enlighten your mind with his realism and insight. In a watered-down era of rap music, Original Soul stands out with his lyrical skills and fearless approach to topics rarely discussed by the majority of artists considered “successful”. His versatility is unparalleled, easily transitioning between rap and song with comparisons to D’Angelo and Mos Def, although he lists names like KRS-One, Guru, Talib Kweli, The Roots, and Common when asked of his influences.

Three of Original Soul’s most popular songs are built around topics that are mostly ignored by today’s artists. “Beautiful” is an ode to the respect women deserve, yet rarely receive. The pain in his voice delivers honesty with lines like: “Never gave it a second thought until I seen that black bruise on her arm…now I ain’t jumpin’ to conclusions, but if she’s fightin’ with her man she’s losin.” Follow that with the tribute “Single Mother” and you will recognize the insightful truth Original Soul speaks. Then he takes the weight of the world on his shoulders as he leads you down the cold streets in his song “Winter Coat” and pleads “Stop passing these people by.” He has the rare talent and ability to take a club crowded full of hardcore Hip-Hop heads and have them all singing along to a song that is built around the topic of homelessness. It’s funny to hear him tell the story of when he was booed off stage at a High School talent show when you witness the connection he makes with crowds today.

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