The master of the MPC and assassin with graphics reveals a whole new side to him. Meet SolidTheGifted, the musician. Put any preconceived conceptions aside as you experience a Method To The Madness.
This 8 track body of work takes you on both a sonic and lyrical journey as the artist flexes his lyrical prowess while sharing intimate moments that made the man.
From the first track, the artist lets you know what’s in store. Versatile rhyme schemes and flows, boom bap inspired baselines and signature hip hop scratches from one of the best to ever do it, ThaCutt, take you back to Hip Hop’s foundation.
From that moment onwards, it’s Too Wavey as we are reminded that there ain’t no rules lately. The gifted one reminds that, despite his endless attempts to tell us, we are just not ready. What follows are pure bars as he too steps into the ‘spaz-room’ and Bodies Every Thing Right. The journey then takes a short turn as SolidTheGifted strips off the braggadocio and gives us a series of honest and reflective songs, starting with a track called A Little Wine.
The reflection on the dangers of overindulgence gives insight on the artist’s relationship with alcohol while giving us a glimpse of the places his music has taken him. Growth and maturity come through as SolidTheGifted shares his approach to life.
What follows is a tribute to love and how he has found a curly haired Mona Lisa. In the same tone of close relationships, we are served with the reflections of Kameelah Janan Rasheed, a close friend of SolidTheGifted, on her Method To The Madness.
As we approach the tail end of the project the artist pours his heart out on a painful family experience that brought him to the realisation about Hurt People. Putting on his cards on the table, we are get to find out what keeps SolidTheGifted going.
Now what would a SolidTheGifted project be without one of his brothers. Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu graces the project on a track where the two look back at how they got to where they are. The hard work and sacrifices are finally paying off.
Executive produced by Thando Kunene, Method To The Madness is a well-rounded body of work that gives you a clear understanding of who SolidTheGifted is.
If this project is anything to go by, there will not be a short supply of good music. Welcome to a Method To The Madness.
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