If you haven’t heard of Tamani Joy yet, he’s definitely an artist you should take a listen to. The Baltimore-born rapper/songwriter has an air about him that’s calming, like a nice cup of tea compared to some of the artists out in the area. That’s no shade, to anyone, but you need mellowed vibes right along with the turnt-up. His latest, “VOILA!,” finds Joy bouncing over a fun beat, discussing his growth as a man, growth as an artist and growth as a new father (Joy is a recently-christened girl dad).
I am HERE for it all, especially because the track’s lyrically sound and it’s different from what you typically get. It’s hip-hop at its core, but experimental in its hip-hop. It’s lyrical and bouncy, but also has a lot of heart. All in all? It’s the type of track I live for. I see this being a turning point for Joy, not just because this is something that he seems to naturally grown into. I see it as such because he has a comfort level here that sounds like an artist who’s been around for decades. I’m looking forward to his upcoming project (especially since good things come to those who wait). Check out “VOILA!” below and support dope music in all its forms.