TOM P - THE PREACHERS' KId

TOM P -THE PREACHERS' KID

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Tom P’s third album, The Preachers Kid, was released Nov 11, 2013. In similar fashion as Tom P’s previous projects, It showcases his versatility, lyrical tenacity and perfectionism as an MC, but also offers a more in-depth look into himself as an artist. The influence from other Southern rappers like; Outkast, Goodie Mob and T.I. can be heard in Tom P’s storytelling and ability to construct his World through his lyrics, and explain it to the listener. While proclaiming himself as an “Atlanta rapper,” he seeks to separate himself as a unique entity, offering a different perspective on growing up, and his experience, in the city. Tom P does not hold back from the Atlanta braggadocio found in much mainstream-Southern rap but, rather than applying it to an abundance of money or jewelry, he might brag about being the life of the party or having a superior work ethic. For example, in the song “Sloppy Seconds” Tom P and his Atlanta-rap ally, RITTZ, trade fast-paced bars, ruling out the possibility that anyone, despite being wealthier or having a nicer car, will pull a girl that one of them hasn’t already hooked up with. While some songs were intentionally written to be fun or silly, Tom P also does not hold back from sharing his vulnerability on songs like “Hater Proof” featuring Cutty Cartel. The song is a personal journey into the complications, hardships, and duality of juggling a “regular life” and being an aspiring rapper. All 20 tracks on the album have a different vibe and purpose so whether someone enjoys Atlanta-gangster rap, lyrically-driven hip hop, introspective storytelling or even songs about aliens, there is something for everyone.

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