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African born US rapper Ya Minko delves into melancholy on ‘Tired’

In Hip Hop by Nick Russell

A real upfront, honest and lyrically focused track, with some production that works well with the melancholic vibe. The emcee, Ya Minko, based in the Washington D.C. area was born Gabon, the former French colony. You can hear how his music is influenced by his cultural background and it’s refreshing to hear how he delves into the human mind, to our our shared sense of feeling around a lot of issues facing our generation. Minko explained how “a lot of people said I needed to put more energy and emotion in the vocal, but it simply would have defeated the purpose of what I was trying to convey, and when and how I want the record to be digested.”

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