“Real O.G” by “Shenica Coleman” is an alternative sort of hip hop song. It’s one that has just about every ounce of edge and style you could hope for to create a real bit of escapism for you as you listen.
It’s a great track, a stunning bit of music, really creatively compiled to give off a unique ambiance, and then Shenica Coleman’s vocal performance and melody line really just fill in any remaining space around the sound with great skill.
The artist has a beautiful voice. What’s interesting about it is that there is plenty of character to the sound – it’s not your typical hip hop voice or style, there’s something in the sound that is fresh and true to the singer, and this, on top of everything else, really makes this song stand out among its industry peers.
The way the track opens up sets a sort of summer dance or trance scene in a way. The vocal soon appears, but it fits brilliantly, and the atmosphere continues to develop and evolve. Instrumentally everything is fantastic, the production is top notch, the beat has a mellow and almost tribal sound to it, so everything you may choose to focus on really shines brightly.
The song has an unusual concept to it, not so much the idea of foreplay, but the artist’s explanation of what it is to her. There’s a sweetness to the song that is quite unexpected – for the most part, the sense of metaphor is prevalent, but it works well in both instances. It’s really nice to hear something so open and honest, and this sort of reflective and mellow expression suits the acoustic setting brilliantly. The soundscape is awesome, that laid back, mellow approach to music making always holds great appeal, and as mentioned, the artist’s voice has the wonderful warmth and slight croak of a person who lives well and experiences the world.
In terms of the songwriting, it’s a genuinely enjoyable few minutes of music and melody, and the whole thing does quite effectively get caught in your mind – the gentle nature of the music makes this a welcome experience, and it’s more than worth listening to a fair few times. It’s actually a really good starting point for listening to Shenica Coleman in general. The soundscapel, very raw and honest sounding. If you are indeed a fan of hip hop music or rap, you can trust this artist to make the sound that you want to hear. Stay tuned with this amazing artist to witness many more amazing works in the near future.