Hip-hop, much like other styles of music functions to serve numerous purposes through its intent, lyrical content, and overall delivery. While for some it is merely a form of entertainment, for others it is an outlet to express their aversion to social constructs. Rap music, often correlated with the glorification of materialism drugs, sex, money, misogynistic views, and metaphors of violence and loathing has been unfortunately credited for many social ills and toxic messages that are sprinkled throughout the fabric of youths. From those already impoverished to those who are highly privileged, and everyone in between, the impact of rap music is indelible. The truth is, there is another side of the art-form that considers a more positive stance when distributing lyrically relevant content to the most impressionable members of our communities.
While symphonies from the streets have earned their place among the most popular rap tracks in history, often enticing pliable minds with lucid imagery and salacious lyrics, there are a few artists who have enlisted the viral power of rap to wield the influence of positive energy and empowering messages. Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and lyricist Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an artist that is using his music to preserve the community-oriented roots of rap where lyrics inspired and empowered. His latest release “Long Time Coming” from his album ‘Motivational Rap-Ten Years Underground’ is a pertinent observation on the direct impact that negative influences have had upon individuals struggling to find success in a world saturated with counterproductive experiences.
“Long Time Coming”, a laid back track is delivered with unwavering truth and remarkable lyrical content. M-Positive sends a message of individuality, independent thinking, and resilience in the wake of tribulation. He clearly illustrates a well-defined purpose through each and every verse along with the resonating hook “…and all of my problems and hard times almost drove me insane but, still I had to try and maintain”. Without conforming to the commercial toxicity that has polluted airwaves over the last decades, Marcus conjures up a rare and refreshing perspective on life through the vessel of rap. With a distinct southern style beat and mellow cadence, the track will strike a chord with fans who are looking for a rousing piece of work that will uplift and motivate.
As a Texas native and certified underground artist, Marcus “M-Positive” Parker is an best-selling author, lyricist, motivational rap performer and speaker. His critically acclaimed music has been a positive force in the lives of the youth that he influences for over 10 years. Encouraging youth and teens to remain positive in the face of adversity, he has spoken and performed at numerous schools in Texas. Marcus has been featured in a multitude of publications, magazines, and on countless radio shows. His music has reached over 500,00 YouTube subscribers and the number continues to grow. Learn more about Marcus on his website www.marcusparker.com.
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