Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kryptonite Sanity Room (K.S.R.)

The Dean's List is a hip-hop group based out of Boston, Massachusetts. I've featured them on numerous occasions as they have a knack for producing catchy tracks that utilize fairly unique samples; the group is consistently surprising their followers. Their latest release, "Kryptonite Sanity Room (K.S.R.)," is no exception. This track, if anything, is a paragon for The Dean's List's ability to surprise. This is real hip-hop...

Sonny Shotz, the lyrical mastermind of the group, takes over and pours his frustration, fears, and experiences that accompany them as they progress through the music business. Sonny opens up by reflecting on the notion of his own "kryptonite sanity room" in a restaurant: "Sometimes the things that keep us sane can end up killing us..." Through the fame and fortune, it is sometimes the solitude that can overwhelm and break artists down. There's nothing complex about this track, but after listening, you realize this is the purpose. In my opinion, hip-hop, and especially rap, are meant to be heard as urban poetry - simple outpourings of emotions delivered by a similarly emotional flow. Simple is always better, and The Dean's List have demonstrated this by producing "Kryptonite Sanity Room (K.S.R.)" and delivering a reflection and warning on the dangers of fame and fortune. Listen below and enjoy

Kryptonite Sanity Room (K.S.R.) - The Dean's List

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