In the midst of politcal bafoonary, social injustice and police brutality it has become easy for us to overlook all of the right going on around us. While Love & Hip Hop scandals become morning announcements, RIP takes over hash tags and retweets and wrongful convictions become routine trials, there is an underlying flame of hope fighting for a chance to be seen and heard.
Artist both major or indie are no longer worried about being politically correct for endorsements nor fan base. They recognize the need for change and awareness. Though the work is created from a sense of hurt or anger the passion makes for some of their greatest most legendary projects; such as Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”, Common’s “Black America Again” , Alicia Keys “The Gospel” short film & last but not least Providence born and raised artist Jay Lew, whom I recently heard cover the hip hop classic “5 on it” instrumental and Meek Mill’s street love beat “The Ride”.
He delivered lyrics of substance touching on topics of drug addiction, incarceration and a determination to strive toward success the right way.
At only 16yrs old Jay Lew attends Classical high school yet has a bachelor’s degree in Reality. He aims to make music that feels good yet provides substance. You can get a sense of his maturity and see where he’s at for this particular point in his life as well as hear where he is headed.
Authors Note: Despite our nation’s times of adversity we must remember that some of the best diamonds are formed from the highest temperatures and pressures. Their is strength in unity and supporting local talents with positive movents.
By: Koncrete Concepts