William Rose- Keep it Real (single)

On the single "Keep it Real" 17 year old emcee William Rose successfully straddles that fine line between "giving the people what they want to hear" and "giving the people what they need to hear". If you're the type of listener that just wants something to vibe out to, Rose has you covered as he doles out an impressive display of witty, street smart rhymes over the song's soulful boom-bap production. But for those fans that are willing to give the song more than just a surface listening, Rose uses his earnest flow and fiery rhyme style to address a broad range of social issues, all while avoiding the sort of preachy stance that is quick to turn off many of today hip hop fans. Dope work from the rising lyricist out of Maryland and a extra shout out to producer Vanilla on the beat. These two really work well together*.
* Normally, I don't like to do this sort of thing but...am I the only one who got a real Skyzoo & 9th Wonder  type vibe from these two on this song?


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