[Written/Performed by Lewis & King Beamon, Produced by Lewis]
Released June 30th, 2014
NO MAN WAS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO STOP YOU
NO MAN CAN KEEP A WOMAN FROM HER FATE
BY THE DESIGN OF DESIRE YOU ROAM ENRAGED
FUELED BY THE ENERGIES OF THE WIND AND THE WHISPER OF THE TREES
I CAN ONLY FOLLOW AS AN OBSERVER AS YOU TEAR THROUGH THE LIVES OF THOSE THAT HAVE BROUGHT YOU TO THE LOWEST POINT
I QUESTION MY STRENGTH AT THESE TIMES
HOW CAN I SELL SAFETY?
HOW CAN I BRING PEACE TO YOU?
I CAN ONLY KEEP THESE MEMOIRS TO BE FOUND BURIED YEARS IN THE FUTURE
I WRITE TO YOU FROM A DARKER TIME
NO DAUGHTERS ARE SAFE….
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
After MGK sent shots Eminem's way with "Rap Devil," Em is ready to fire back with an eviscerating cut. "KILLSHOT" is exactly that, a diss track featuring Eminem tapping into his signature anger and going for MGK's throat by way of advanced wordplay. While the game is constantly changing, even in the forum of a diss track, Eminem keeps finding new ways of moving music forward.
Em hits Kells where it hurts, clowning everything from his career to his fashion sense, to his attempts at starting beef with Bay Area rapper G-Eazy. Did Eminem take out MGK with this one? Press play and find out which artist is walking away from this beef as the victor.
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Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary