Due to the Internet and the ease of getting into the game we are being flooded with music these days. In this musical climate you are bound to miss dope artists while trying to filter through the weeds. It used to be once you found something hot you rushed to put everybody on, but with all these fly by night artists in the game today you may keep things to yourself these days to see how things pan out (at least that’s what I do).
My best kept secret artist is Consequence. You may recognize him for previously being signed to Kayne’s West’s G.O.O.D Music Imprint or his work on Jack Trippper’s theme song, Beyonce’s recently Grammy nominated Party (actually most people don’t even know that he has anything to do with this song). You may be wondering how I consider Cons to the Quence a secret… Trust me no one has ever mentioned any of his mixtapes or albums to me.
The first Consequence joint that I heard was The Good, The Bad, The Ugly featuring Kayne West.
If you know me then you know that this is my type of music. In short him and Kayne just plain ripped it. One song isn’t enough for me to take anyone seriously, but after I heard Job Song and Don’t Stand So Close I was made a believer. These songs both demonstrated his lyrical ability and the fact that he is grounded enough to rap about Regular Joe topics.
Now if you listen to his mixtapes, Movies on Demand I and Movies on Demand II, you will find that Consequence is a lyrical beast. He really shines in concept songs like 1st Time, Childish Games, and Alphabet Boys. Check out Childish Games so that you get my point.
Unfortunately, Consequence may have fallen out of the graces of the “mainstream” recently due to public beefs with Kayne (which apparently has been resolved), Pusha T, and his cousin Q Tip. The industry nonsense aside, if you’re into lyrics and not gimmicks give Consequence a chance. He is not a flashy or dope boy rapper. He just spits… puts me back in the mindframe of when you had to be nice to be a rapper.
Let me know if you have any secrets that you think I could rock with. As always don’t forget to follow your boy on Twitter @hhj_nas.