In recent months, we've had to recognise and realise that there is still a war going on outside. For the foreseeable future, it's grit over glamour because the shiny trinkets and human-made accolades don't bang like they used to.
James Gardin once again proves that he's cut from the illest cloth and tailor-made for any season - especially this one. Soul Rich finds The World's Most Encouraging Rapper forging a new partnership with Japan's Toshiki Hayashi(%C). James' melodic musings are a perfect fit for Toshiki's crunchy groove. James' makes it clear that lives get touched and haters get hushed with a smooth and confident flow which he's perfected over the years. He may not have a lot of cream, but he will make it something happen with a dollar and a dream. He sounds right at home over the pensively funky guitar snaps which would get the gun finger salute at any Hip Hop show. There is nothing like that intangible peace from knowing your value doesn't come from material wealth. Stack your paper if you must, but when your soul rich, it's all good even when it ain't all good.
Soul Rich will be released on September 4, 2020 on Illect Recordings.
released September 4, 2020
Beats: Toshiki Hayashi(%C)
Rhymes: James Gardin
Art: Jacob Weston
Mix/Master: Dave Walker