What do you think of when you hear the words "hip-hop"?
bboying, mc's, rapping, graffiti, culture, knowledge, zulu nation, pop locking, peace, unity and having fun
are just some of the quick thoughts that ran through my mind initially.
But musically, theres a break down that to some, may seem a tad bit cliche. But if you ask Philly native
Is it rhythm? Soul search? Is rock and roll incorperated?
Maybe a little blues and funk, or jazz and smooth?
"How about all the above?" Says the talented, eclectic music making machine.
You've got to love the feel of "Just Play It" off of his self titled mix tape "Gonz."
What this young, creative hit maker does is simply break down some of the core musical influences of hip hop,
and writes a simple song that is catchy, groovy, and overall enjoyable as he plays with each of these elements in the verses. At the end of the day, when someone asks me what this record is about, my reply is "Just Play It."