(Photo By Son Em’ All)

“Money Motivated”

Son Em’ All is a Milwaukee emcee who has been doing his thing for about three years now. He came on The Illixer‘s radar during his performance at Sounds From The Othaground 2 at Tha Spot. His performance at the event was low key but one conversation with the emcee and there is no mistaking his passion and dedication to Hip-Hop. He shares: “I originally came out as Prodigal Son and on my last self-titled mixtape I changed my moniker to Son Em’ All, which to me means teaching everybody. I feel like the art of Hip Hop is gone. Hip Hop was about having fun expressing yourself, telling stories, and making music people can relate to after a hard days work. Everybody is a gangsta these days, that’s apart of me but I’m not shooting somebody in every track. I think that’s cliche. They say the easiest way to hide something from the Black man is to put it in a book. I make my rhyme-book audible so knowledge can be received by those truly listening.”  Very deep perspective right there. Being a humble individual, Son not only works on a daily basis to grow and develop his own craft but he goes above and beyond to support other artists and their crews as well. His hope is to help build up some strong Hip-Hop movements here in Wisconsin, so that our artists finally get the recognition they deserve. Now that readers know Son Em’ All a little better, click the jump for a rundown of his track, “Money Motivated.”

The production here is top notch. It contains a mid-tempo pace, some smooth musical elements, and a street vibe. The hook is high quality too. Son Em’ All comes with a rapid delivery and hood savvy lyrics. The verses are fire. Son brings an enticing flow, cunning wordplay, and exceptional rhymes. He does an incredible job of painting vivid pictures of his financial pursuits, so to speak. Peep it as he spits: “I’m in the doorway. You another patron, huh? Another silly muthaf–ka for my patience, huh? Chrome desert raise up with a mind of it’s own. A round off, and a scream, and his mind was blown. It’s been a while since I had any conscience left. The reason I’m alive is I don’t fear death.”  Son went off in those lines right there. That’s raw talent at work. Overall, this song is a banger. It has all grade A components, there is nothing not to like about it. But feel free to click that link and listen for yourselves. For more with Son Em’ All, catch up with him on Facebook.

**My Two Cents: Son Em’ All is a big supporter of The Illixer, so it was an honor to be able to feature his music on the site. He has a really impressive way with words and a choice style. I was feeling the track the second it started and hated to hear it end. Definitely hoping that Son is willing to share more of his music with the site. Hip-Hop could use more “teachers” like Son Em’ All. -MinM