Neak – “Elevation Everything”
If your father, Robert Kelly of the R&B/Gospel/Soul group “The Kelly Brothers,” performed alongside Funk & Soul legends like James Brown & Sam Cooke, chances are being a product of your environment meant only one thing…following the path of musicianship set directly before him. Chicago-based Hip-Hop artist / producer Neak draws vivid verbal portraits which find inspiration in the spirit of U.S. culture and his own deep-seating personal experiences. Naming Nas, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Common, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Elzhi, Jay-Z, etc. as his main lyrical influences, Neak preserves the aesthetics of true-to-life Rap; authenticity, originality, and excellence all evoke a heartfelt emotion for listeners of his music.
Elevation Everything is the introductory track for this album, and the lyrics and production personifies the truest form of my present emotional state, feelings, and vulnerability as an artist/producer. This song gives listeners a complete synopsis of where my life has been, where it is going, and how exposing my soul/displaying my humanity is not a weakness; it is my greatest strength as a writer/producer.