album review: Karen Less, "The Good News"

With so much misinformation, paranoia, fear & propaganda flooding the media, we've been well overdue for some good news. So what is The Good News & what's it sound like? Karen Less, young emcee out of Oakland, California, dreams up her own version of "The Good News", delivering 14 tracks of honest, common sense, introspective, intelligent storytelling raps over smooth buttery soul sample driven Mike Fish production.
Officially her debut album, Karen Less welcomes you immediately into her soul and her struggles as a human being, in contrast to past hip hop artists who wouldn't let you into their more vulnerable selves until their 2nd or 3rd albums. She's so comfortable in her skin as an emcee and a songwriter. From the gates, she lets you know that she's "not trippin'" & here to do her, explore where she may and learn what she must on her journey. Basically, her lyrical persona is something like a female Fonzi, the utter epitome of "cool", & its obvious to a head that she's a true learned student of Hip Hop. Karen keeps it oh-so-funky & oh-so-Oakland! Her voice & her style compliment the homey Mike Fish's production, laced up with that good classical soul hip hop hotness! They both totally in the pocket with this one. Together they've created some dope timeless music that bridges generation gaps of old & new, all the while staying true to the essence & that there, my friends, is "The Good News".

Out of the 14 tracks on the album, my personal favorite song is "Struggle To Grow". This that type of song that'll make a player change his ways, a gangsta cry and an Athiest pray to a higher power. Surreal talk!

Album now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3, Google Play, and more!

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