ATLANTA, GA—Brotha Meech is following a different path than most of today’s hip hop artists—and trust us, that’s a good thing. According to Meech, he’s here to put a positive spin on a genre of music that’s notorious for lyrics promoting violence, crime and disrespect toward women.
“I decided early on that I wasn’t going to be negative and that I was going to make good music. That’s just who I am. My music reflects me as a person. I am a positive person. I’m always smiling. I’m always optimistic,” explained Meech.
The group’s latest project is titled ‘#unplug’. Meech describes his overall sound as old school combined with a new age vibe.
“It’s got that throwback 90s sound,” explained Meech. “I hope when people listen to my music, they get inspired. I hope it makes them think. I do have a couple of party tunes and slow jams as well.”
Meech first started rapping in the early 1990s, drawing inspiration from just hip hop artists like Nas, De La Soul, LL Cool J and a Tribe Called Quest. After taking a break from the industry for several years, he jumped back in the game with full force.
“With the lack of talent and the state that rap music is in now, it just fueled my fire to get back into the studio. Andre 3000 said it best: ‘We can’t just sit and complain about the music, complain about the state of rap. You have to get out there and do something about it,’” stated Meech.
And that’s what Meech is determined to do: change the state of the industry for the better.
“Even though I am a rapper and we’re known for having big mouths and big heads, I come from another aspect of it. I’m a humble MC,” stated Meech. “I’m nothing like the rappers that are out there today. My music has a more positive vibe. It’s not disrespectful. It’s more lyrically driven. I did that on purpose because I knew I wanted to have a band backing me.”
Meech’s newest track is titled ‘Sick,’ a song that tackles the current state of hip hop music.
“It’s got an old De La Soul and Dionne Warwick sample in it. It’s just pretty much talking about the rappers of today and how they’re influencing the young people and society in a negative way. It’s definitely an anti-industry song. But it’s still positive at the same time. If you want a taste of Brotha Meech, ‘Sick’ is the song,” he stated.
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Twitter handle: @BrothaMeech
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