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Growing up trading bars and creative fuel on Detroit’s Westside with cousin-turned-Hip Hop royalty Black Milk, and featured on Apollo Brown’s instant classic “Sincerely, Detroit” Nametag Alexander is no stranger to holding his own amongst Hip Hop giants. His latest single “Soul Speak” is true to its namesake, and touches on a barrage of intimate details described by Alexander over the soulful wailing of Paris Shenae and the sparse if not varied production of up & coming producer Chef K Dot.
Uh, lead and be legendary, yea
Bein a father dealin wit fear of failure, dear lord I got a child to be here for I pray for strength to never fail her..I been a broken spirit that's in need of healin, just ventin revealin' feelings I know it's so unhealthy to conceal 'em, see that's how you can dumb 'out, started understandin' the business of the industry and it took all of the fun out, had to find a balance, music on television I monetized my talent, and that's a whole new path but I'm up for the challenge, tyin' up mydu rag this ain't a new wave it's just that new tag, if I smoked, the blunt'll get blew back - to ease my mind, 'stead I - take me a dose of the rhodiola to control the serotonin, for whenever anxiety get bogus, as far as success you let them tell it I missed my moment, but they got glaucoma gettin the vision twisted this is prescription...
I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak
The most high'll keep-teachin you that same lesson until you learn it, a blessin won't just be handed to you-gotta earn it, nah you ain't special, can't say that you shine and claim to be a diamond if you ain't never been under dat pressure, nobody said it'll be easy, I ain't expect it, my life experiences be connected, I grew up feelin' like my parents should've went separate - ways, I wonder what that could've really changed, I need to fix flaws within I notice as I grow in age, some of us grown ups and still go through growin pains and if only we can load the emotion wit novacane just to cope...tryna put myself in a position where I can honor a promise instead of just givin hope, a mental note - before I wrote it wit all the intention to get you to listen close and spit the quotes, man I'm just Willis paintin wit different strokes for different folks
I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak...and if you listen then I hope it’s your soul that’s reached
Yea, I listen to the beat and had to let my soul speak, I been waiting for this moment all day...waiting through, I’ve been waiting for this moment all day
released November 1, 2019
Detroit’s hip-hop scene has a storied history and a bright future, and Nametag Alexander has one foot in each place. His
career origins include records alongside hometown legends like Slum Village, while his solo efforts have earned him a rep around the country as one of the city’s brightest young voices....more