Review of Let Live by Kei-Shon-Son
Now I won’t fib to you, I had never heard of Kei-Shon-Son before the link to this video hit the offices of Music Eyz. So who is he? Well apparently we have been on a different planet because the boy has released ten projects in the past three years giving him a worldwide following (or so we are told).
Well Kei-Shon-Son was born and raised in Long Beach, California, quite a fruitful place for great Hip Hop. ‘Let Live’ is the lead single from his forthcoming nine track EP ‘Sub-Conscience’.
On listening to the track, it isn’t one of your standard Long Beach Hip Hop numbers. The track opens a bit weirdly with an almost growly lyrical delivery. The rest of the track is unusual as well with Kei-Shon-Son creating an almost unique style of melodic rhyming. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t one of those pop singing rap songs or Hip-Pop as we call it.
The track is unmistakably Hip Hop and with a backing track that leans on trying to gain some commercial appeal. Who can blame him, with the work ethic he obviously has he probably deserves a shot. I love the off key element to the music, giving it that difference that makes you want to listen.
The boy definitely has talent, the whole video was shot on a standard Canon 5d DSLR camera, no expensive high production. The rapping is done to a good standard. Whilst Kei-Shon-Son won’t be challenging the likes of Snoop in the Cali Hip Hop Hall of Fame, he is showing potential.