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 “The Whole Story” (preview)

BlaccOut Garrison is a rising artist/actor from Minnesota. He started making music back in 2005 and released his first official project last year. Said project is a 13 track mixtape titled Dreams&Thoughts. Though he aims to ensure his style is something original, he does pull influence from a wide range of talents such as: Wale, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar, just to name a few. Throughout the course of his career he has collaborated with major names in his region as well as built a respectable diversified fan base and name for himself. This is made evident via the award nominations and placement on well known media sites that he has accumulated. Pegging himself a member of the generation of dreamers, he has also created a brand coined “The Dreamers Community.” It is meant to serve as a source of inspiration for people from all walks of life. On the acting side of things, Garrison is involved in a work in progress dubbed The Continuum. The independent film is being shot and directed by Ben Hughes. At the moment, Garrison is preparing to grace his supporters with a new offering called Young Dreamer. Not too long ago he hit the net with the effort’s first single, “The Whole Story.”

“The Whole Story” is produced by Kelly Portis. Portis did a novel job. The production is refined. It incorporates a sample of “We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue” by the late Curtis Mayfield. Additionally there is: a cultured foundation, expressive musical components, a middling pace, and a grounded vibe. The hook is decent. The delivery is fervent and the lyrics are authentic. The verses are steadfast. Garrison brings an easily recognizable flow, model wordplay, and absorbing rhymes. He does an esteemed job of presenting some of the battles of life to the listener. Memorable lines include: “Couple n—as hating so he just resort to the beef. Man and they don’t understand. All he really trying to do is be a better man. Trying to make another way to get it for his fam. And that’s the type of f–k s–t that make me say damn! But they don’t get it though. It’s in my plans. I’m a rise above ’em all.  I overcame the bulls–t by killing n—as off. Now one of the best. You can’t tell me I’m wrong. And that ain’t even being cocky, that’s confidence y’all.” Those are some concrete bars right there. In the end, this is a competent record.

**My Two Cents: BlaccOut Garrison is a talented individual. He has a sound that is all his own and his way with words is likeable. He just needs to spruce things up a tad and get a little more ornate with his wording. “The Whole Story” was a nifty lead single. I enjoyed the nod to Curtis Mayfield as well as the intent behind the lyrics. Overall, I’d say Garrison is definitely working with something. Curious to hear how he sounds later on down the line after a bit of time and further development. Visit the provided link to discover more of the Minnesota native. -MinM