New York City-born artist and rapper C4. Benard has made a powerful and emotional comeback with his debut album, Dark Is A Mantra (Mixtape). With a growing and impressive discography, C4. Benard has gained recognition from prominent publications, including Wonderland, and his new release is no exception.
Fusing nostalgic hip-hop with explosive rhythms and signature bars, Dark Is A Mantra is a shining example of C4. Benard’s artistry. Standout tracks such as “To Drill or Not to Drill (Interlude),” “On E,” and “Sincerely Yours” offer a glimpse into the rapper’s personal experiences and perspectives.
In “To Drill or Not to Drill (Interlude),” C4. Benard delves into the political and social issues surrounding drill music and the impact it has on New York street culture. The track opens with a dark, low-tempo percussion and raw lyrics that pack a punch as C4. Benard delivers thought-provoking verses about the conditions young people in the city face and the tragic loss of fellow rappers to death and incarceration.
“On E” is a smooth and captivating track that showcases C4. Benard’s versatility as a musician, with lush melodies and confident verses that are sure to make an impact on the hip-hop scene. “Sincerely Yours” is a particularly powerful and moving track. It tells the story of C4. Benard’s journey through the power of his lyrics and demonstrates the heights his creativity can reach. With raw breaks, loop samples, and raw rap, it’s one of the rapper’s most striking releases to date. Overall, Dark Is A Mantra (Mixtape) offers hip-hop fans and listeners an extraordinary collection of songs, with an eclectic mix of compositions, beats and C4. Benard’s trademark lyricism. An unrivaled project, this mixtape is a must-listen for any music lover.
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