One third of Montreal’s musical collective Blckcoke, here Prince Akeem delivers a track which looks into a dark corners of everyday life. Rap music has always been good at shining a spotlight on the street and the underworld characters that populate it, at the struggle for power and the hustle to stay in control.
What is refreshing here is that in his own gritty and realistic language Prince Akeem looks at the closed-door realities of conflict in relationships, the escalation of emotions and the grim results that can be borne out of passion. This is music embracing the hip-hop ethic that gave birth to it, music as social commentary, music that talks about everyday life. Sometimes the smallest and simplest stories are the most powerful.