Title: Quiet Riot
Genre: indie, rock, electronic
I believe this is my first hearing of a rap song that's been dubbed on orchestral-jazz influenced melodies. I'm impressed with both the vocalist and the 4th Ward AfroKlezner Orchestra. Both present exceptional skills in music making. If you want to be religiously inspired, or gain some tips of how to drop a pro rap verse, then check the the below song out. Definitely not something I expected - came as a good surprise.
The melody is pop suitable, and the chorus has some neat funk elements that evoke an interesting blend of eeriness and storytelling. This is an artist to check out if you're into new age indie-pop music. It's a band that settles for "unique" and "different" when compared to many other commercial pop artists. PS: awesome album art cover; wouldn't you agree?
Remember the classic pop-disco tunes in the late 80's to early 90's? Well, newcomer artist Pennenga is bringing pop history back into modern music with his recent release of Cried Like A Baby. If you enjoy the earlier albums by Wham! or Phil Collins, you'll be finding yourself pleasantly reminded of a similar musical style. Support Pennenga, and encourage the re-introduction of 80's pop classics remastered into modern mainstream tunes. LOVE the guitar riffs at "1.04 seconds." Now that's what I call catchy!