The last time we heard from DMV heavyweight K-Beta he was bringing us some musical joy in the form of the uplifting, Booth approved I’m Grateful. Well, times have changed. Beta’s latest offering is the intensely emotional I’m Bleeding, a track that more than lives up to its heavy title. On Bleeding producer Team Demo has constructed a soulful beat that seamlessly incorporates ethereal vocal samples and heavy percussion (shades of Wayne’s I Feel Like Dying anyone?), the perfect backdrop for Beta’s always deep rhymes, which here touch on all the ways people in pain bleed, both literally and metaphorically: “The bones are hollow and dry, no marrow, hard to squeeze out a breath with the pipes so narrow.” Lyrics like that make the track a must-listen, you just may not want to bump it while depressed and drinking. A firm project has yet to materialize for Beta so I’m Bleeding is currently unattached, but we’ll be sure to let you know the latest developments from one of rap’s dopest up-and-coming emcees.
Written by Nathan S. on 12/21/09
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"Life Soldiers" (2009)
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