LISTEN: DProsper — “Divine Love (Zodiac)”

@dpros drops a tribute to his female friends

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Unfortunately, we’re backed up on music posts.  So, here goes with some hip hop you should hear.

Derick Prosper is an MC with deep roots in the music industry on the business side and has worked in various capacities with artists like Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and 50 Cent.  #Atom 12.12.12 marks his first full-length solo album.  He describes his sound as “metaphysical hip hop,” and many of you might recognize it as reminiscent of hip hop’s golden era approach to lyrics and delivery.

There’s a lot of good stuff on this album.  This song, in particular, stands out.  Yes, you’ll hear some nice harmonizing by Zhane’s Renee Neufville.  But the real hook is the way all the elements of the track build layer upon layer, capped off by the horns that come in around 1:34.  You’ll see what I mean.  And, besides, it’s nice to hear a song about a man’s friendship and admiration for women.

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