Miami, United States
The Mind of a New Breed
Every generation has their storytellers. They are MCs and lyricists who tell it like it is to evoke change in their audience. The mainstream airwaves are saturated with glorified “rappers” injecting fables of hoes, money, foreign cars, guns, drugs, and murderers. The summer of 2013 belongs to the urban revolutionaries and its televised. Following the trends set by Slick Rick, KRS-1, and Special Ed, New Breed is a collaboration presented by Knowledge Born, fellow Miami and Chicago artists.
“Bring truth to my peers” –Knowledge Born
Artist “Dramatic” delivers a soul searching introduction with “Thoughts on the Balcony” that serves as an alter call. A public service announcement to the young and fly future leaders of this generation. New Breed is the new street gospel. A collaboration of street clergymen including Dramatic, Mind Qwezt, Young Benz, Mucho, Willie Oso, DJ Primetime, Young Knowledge (Chicago, IL), Young Luck, Lejuan Love, and no other than Knowledge Born are from the real streets of Miami, Florida positioned in between international airports and bridges that lead to sandy beaches. This Miami is commonly referred to as the First 48: where bullets rain worse than hail storms, avenues raise boys, and girls become mothers by age nine. New Breed is a reality check that there is an alternative route to the success other than crime: the Corporate Grind.
The warning label reads: raw, uncut, pure, and unfiltered truth. As gruesome and gritty as the lyrics are, this particular group of artists are not glorifying the struggles or the current circumstances, but bringing awareness to the potential fatalities of it. The underlying and principal tone of the music is everyone has a choice, despite what it may seem like. A hustle is a means of survival. The term hustle doesn’t only apply to slanging dope, scheming, or running from the police. But it is choosing a path of self truth, no matter how hard it maybe, New Breed gives its listeners something to hold on to.
“You don’t have to soul your sell just to get a meal fool!” – Young Benz
The truth of the matter is that the music currently grossing millions fail to breed life into cities such as Miami, Chicago, Memphis, and other bullet riddled, drug and crime infested regions. It encourages our youth and those confined to their destructive ways to an early grave, just when all faith was lost. New Breed declares life and offers lyrical mentorship.
“Hammers go to ringing, angels go start to singing, only means you have to face your demons” -Mucho
New Breed is a testimonial of artists that have made a conscious decision to change their surroundings through their music versus allowing their surroundings to change them. It’s apparent that they have seen their fair share of the “Hard Knock Life.” When others live day by day assuming it’s the end, the artists of New Breed have awakened and made a premeditated decision to awaken others.
New Breed is a timeless blend of poetic lyrics, street bangers, and hood memoirs.
“Heed his words, or move these birds” – Knowledge Born