Keysha – Vanity

Vanity is defined as having excessive one’s pride, belief, appearance, and/or qualities. It’s also defined as lack of real value. The term ‘vanity slave’ has been popular over the past couple of years thanks to one, Kendrick Lamar, but it’s not the initial usage of the word as a whole in the Hip Hop industry. The culture of Hip Hop is one that prides itself on having the newest of the new, the flashiest of flash, and to constantly ‘stunt’ on everyone else. It also happens that when you make it from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the mountain, people think they can bring themselves with you without having to contribute themselves to your success. I’m sure everyone can relate to this.

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Keysha is a rapper who I was glad I met, and she’s one who’s constantly reaching out to keep her circle intact and to always gauge an interaction between herself and her base, which is important in the growing process. There have been opportunities where unfortunately scheduling conflicts have dawned, but I had to take time out to listen to her most recent work, because it’s only right that her hard work be given the opportunity to flourish. She’s been in the game for a while, with this being her 5th album, and her ability to rap isn’t an argument. I was disappointed in the lack of length, because there was an opportunity for it to expand in a greater way, especially with tracks like Rewind Undo and Vanity having the core strength of it all, with Religion providing great lyrical presence as a whole. The opportunity for growth, especially in terms of production on tracks overall, is there for the taking for future endeavours, because you can hear it here. Check out the album, and most definitely – enjoy.

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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