Attention attention everyone! Introducing the newest and up-and-coming hip-hop artist to keep on your radar, it’s Nick Grant, and he has just dropped a new track titled “Black Boy.”
About the differences between black boys & girls and white boys & girls, the variances between trust and lifestyles within races, the musical tastes, the comparatives and the contrasts and the millions of other stereotypes there are about man kind. The rap is killer and the female vocals enter at just the right moment to pull back the rage and anger, smoothing it out and making the entirety of the track deliver a message with power.
Grant spits: “Black boy got it hard, white boy think he god / Black boy live in ghetto, white boy live in facade / Black boy love hip hop, white boy heavy metal / Black boy built pyramid, damn I feel special / White boy don’t believe Black boy was once was pharaoh, stereotypes…”
Then the chorus builds on and goes “where do we go from here / where do we go from here / cuz this life’s so hard / and this world’s so cold my dear / and we got so far to go / where do we go from here…”
As the song progresses, Grant begins to play with the lyrics sonically, sampling the tune and the emphatic chant of the lyrics of the notorious Michael Jackson single, “They Don’t Care About Us.” However, in his rendition of the statement, Grant mellows it out, and makes the phrase more of a wistful, disheartened, and frightened claim with the deep panting of a man’s breath as if he was running away from someone or thing, “all I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us…”
You can listen to the single above.
Grant is an artist from South Caroline whose first project began with 88 in 2015. From then on, the artist continued creating and developing his sound along with manager Jason Geter, co-founder of Grand Hustle and his record label Epic Records. A huge music blogger hit artist, Grant was picked up after performing his piece “Royalty” featuring G.O.O.D. Music‘s CyHi the Prynce.
This 27-year old’s anthem for change raises the voices of the societal struggles for the equality of lives. These are the socio-cultural challenges we face each and everyday, and yet, no one notices the racism occurring when it becomes a community norm. Today, the United States is flawed, and Grant is here to announce that.
His track was recently premiered on HipHopDx showing the amount of critical acclaim the track received. It’s no surprise that it was so well-liked; the musician is lyrically sophisticated, politically charged, and artistically attentive. He uses his vocal fluctuations in little hints to show emotion that is exhausted by the constant criticisms and tragedies.
Grant, himself, has actually begun to grow into a larger name within the industry, starting with a remix of “Royalty” that he fabricated featuring Killer Mike and Big K.R.I.T.! So, this artist has what it takes to make it to the big leagues, and it is not just his amazing rap delivery that gets him there.