Let’s be honest people, it’s getting harder and harder to take hip hop seriously now-a-days. When ratchet runs the radio, and sex, drugs and violence are what the hottest tracks preach, real heads start loosing faith. Don’t get me wrong– I still bump the likes of Rich Homie Quan and Shy Glizzy when I’m in my turn up mood, but my cup is still empty when it comes to positive content. Today there is a rise in the “non-threatening, yet comical” black man archetype. You see this common thing with names like Childish Gambino, Tyler the Creator, and even Key and Peele. It’s time to add Eman The Heartbreak to that list.
After hearing several tracks from Eman the Heartbreak via soundcloud, I recognized that he is the type of artist that hip-hop needs more of. It’s the combination of approach-ability and the honesty in the lyrics. His songs are mostly about topics most teen to twenties guys can relate to such as social consciousness and relationships with females. The track that hit home the most with me was “The Zone” featuring Mike Bell which is retelling of being caught in the God-awful friendzone. Eman really makes an effort to give advice to his listeners, particularly young people who face the stigma of being to black for white people and too white for black people.
Think of Eman The Heartbreak along the lines of Childish Gambino or Skizzy Mars. The Maryland based rapper’s mixtape My Yearbook is available on his soundcloud for free download. The best thing about Eman is the wide variety of producers he works with. I expect big things for this dude in the future. Think of him as a breath of fresh air for the conscious hip-hop scene.
Listen to Eman the Heartbreak on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/emantheheartbreak
Watch Eman the Heartbreak perform live at Towson University’s 2014 homecoming: