Last summer you might recall P A L M promoting the single “No Faith” from Rock Wright featuring Zay Blaze. The Los Angeles (Leimert Park to be exact) based emcee and Hampton University rising junior released his debut album Welcome to My Life. As a new name in the game Rock Wright shows incredible talent on his first project to date.
What Rock Wright brings to the mic is a nice blend of lyricism and content. At 11 tracks, Welcome to My Life gives a direct view into the life of a young man growing up in South L.A. There’s a lot of versatility all throughout the project, from turn up anthems like “G.W.D.H.G. (Going Where Da Homies Go),” to smooth slow jams like “Gello.” Even on the opening track “Welcome to L.A.,” Rock bursting out of the gate with bars.
Welcome to My Life definitely ends on an emotional note. The songs “Inner City Wars” and “Mama Don’t Cry” are ballads speaking on the gang violence in South Los Angeles and the struggle making it out. You can tell how honest Rock Wright is all throughout the album when he talks about his relationship with his mother.
Rock Wright makes a perfect addition to not only our Emcees by the Sea collection, but into the whole P A L M tree. The only way Welcome to My Life could be better, would if it were to be fully mastered. Vocally Rock carries a strong blend of rapping and singing. It’s easy to draw a Kendrick Lamar comparison, but Rock undoubtedly has his own style and swagger. As a far as debut projects go, the only thing Welcome to My Life lacks is being studio mastered. We’ll let Rock Wright get some more mileage in the game though- With that being said, Welcome to My Life earns a 4.5/5 palms!