Lyrical Detox: The EP

Lyrical Detox: The EP

Finally, it’s here. As some of you know, I’ve been doing a little bit of music here and there and so, I decided to take the bold step of putting out an EP. This is the first time and the first one ever. Yay!!!

Just so you know, this was created using my phone, a small mic (you can use an earpiece), and the BandLab app. If you’ve been following, I mentioned that in the last article. So if you listen to the EP and are impressed, you may want to try it out. You’ll never know what you’re capable of till you try. Look at me! I did mine with extremely little background knowledge of audio editing. The BandLab App is free to download on the Appstore and Google Playstore.

That being said, let me just say something about the EP. The idea for the title came sometime in December last year when some people on my contact list were advertising different kinds of detox products. It was like that was the only thing going on at that point in time. Then a few days later came this idea: since everyone is talking about detoxifying our bodies, what if we could detoxify our lyrics?

Keep in mind that while I was thinking about this, I had recently had a conversation with someone who was upset about some rap artists who just have the titles but have nothing to offer other than portraying themselves as sexual objects both physically and lyrically. To her, it made rap feel like trash even though she acknowledged that they were some great rap songs out there.

She had a point. Truth is that was one of the reasons I ventured into rap in the first place. Rap does not have to be about money, sex, or drugs. Unfortunately, many times, these topics are more popular than others, especially among female artists. Why can’t we change the narrative? Why can’t we be better than this? And with all these combined, came the idea Lyrical Detox.

Even though I don’t claim to be an artist so to speak since the aim of going into music is not for fame and wealth, I do it because I like to and also to let people know that regardless of all there is, there’s good, clean music out there.

In track 1, a part of the rap says: “I like to dish out words /that cause you to think/ make you reflect/ cause an impact/that’s positive”… That’s what Lyrical Detox is all about. It contains 5 songs– each deals a unique subject– subjects we don’t really hear much about. Later on, each song will be posted individually on the blog and I’ll discuss them in details.

But for now, here’s the complete EP download below and yes, it’s for free.

P.S: The second EP will be dropping on the 4th of February and it’s titled “30”. You might want to be on the look out for that.

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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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Cristina Petrini
3 months ago

A great desire to discover, emerging music and this type always catches my attention!

taffy
3 months ago

this is great. i am sure clean rap will be truly appreciated

Stephanie Pick
3 months ago

I love your view on rap not needing to set a bad example to be impactful. Well done!

George Spain Warner
3 months ago

Wow! Really cool CLEAN spin on rapping here. Think I’ll have to give it a go, very much doubt i’ll be as successful though 😀

Joan
3 months ago

I love the spin you put into it, very great take.

Monidipa Dutta
3 months ago

I didn’t see it on youtube.But the beats are good. Nice spin.

Di Hickman
3 months ago

LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of detoxifying lyrics. We need more uplifting music in our lives. Love that you are starting this project!

Indy
3 months ago

I think it is SO cool that you recorded your own EP! That is such an awesome achievement, and the fact that you were able to create it on your phone is really cool. If I ever got the courage to do such a thing, it’s great to know that I have the tools already.

Nkem
3 months ago

Really good for you that you have put yourself out here and stick to your intention!

Lyosha
3 months ago

that is so awesome! whata step! you totally rock doing it, it is a dream to many. I hope it is not your final EP

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