Ivorian hip hop/rap artist Karim Tanoéis definitely one of the more philosophical rappers to come
up this year. He is in the process of releasing a track-a-week off forthcoming
conceptual mixtapeThe Next Step. The mixtape is a narrative
which showcases the internal battle between the realist and the dreamer
and is a sequel to Karim’s The First Step which was released last year.
The storyline builds up from this debut as a transition in power between the
realist and the dreamer bringing us into a new sound and energy for The
Second Step. “Eros Murmur” - the third track and third piece of the
narrative, maintains its emphasis on lyricism and rhyme but gives us a more
accessible dance-ready beat. The track is a
seemingly lustful one with a narrative that promises false hopes in
exchange for romance only further pinning the realist against the dreamer. On “Eros Murmur” Karim tells the story of a
fortune-teller who is out to deceive by selling dreams to his clients, while
lying about their current romantic situation to take them away from their
partners. No question that Karimcomes forward as an artist
with a clear and pointed vision for his art and soon will raise himself to bonafide Hip-hop star status. Keep an eye on the
young artist as he will be releasing a new part if his story each week until
the full mixtape is released.
Stream the tracks below and follow Karim on the Instagram!