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The melodically mythical being that’s on a mission to captivate all of Florida has appeared once more before the winter’s end. The Tampa native makes his CitrusRap debut, by dropping off To Have & To Hold, a full body of work that acts as a teaser to what feels like something even bigger in the near future. Deaudrick Williams relentlessly tears apart the music game with merely eighty (plus two fye interludes), yet expressive and weighty tracks. Reminiscent of early projects of K Dot.
A vague presence all throughout the project, due to the message/theme behind the project. Deaudrick Williams is an alchemist of surreal rap and soul. To Have & To Hold is like “Jacob’s Ladder” put to rhyme and blues. Vivid tales of love lost, turmoil, confusion and triumph. Like a sacred hybrid of rap, poems, head bobbing, soul jerking beats and a dramatic flick. This could REALLY be the score to the next great black cinema!
For this very situation, called upon the perfect composers for To Have & To Hold. Producers giving off, both, that dark and light, dreamlike ambiance to the project, each in their own style and respect to the star artist.
The introduction is a short, yet intense experience, titled “Plenty Faced God”. The latter called “PBP” a motivating track that is as heavy and powerful as it’s title. “Collard Greens” is a brash hitting, informative psalm. “Rolling Stone” is rhythmic, mourning track of past loves and temptations. With only ten tracks and all are as hard as the last, it’s nearly impossible pick and pull out this pot. It’ll be best for you to do as we say and play To Have & To Hold in it’s entirety. Back to back to back to back.
Today is no day different from any other day when we tell you to keep your eyes and ears locked onto someone that we feature. To Have & To Hold is a poignant masterpiece by Deaudrick Williams. Don’t just use the links above to stream this project, be sure to share buttons it as well and gift as many people as possible with this great and emotion packed music.