Let’s begin with the fact that 3Mind Blight doesn’t make music for the fans or the label. In the era of rappers who are doing it for the gram, 3Mind Blight is all about the art of self-expression: he isn’t rich, he isn’t cocky, and he respects those who came before him. His style is not rap focusing on bling or hedonism, instead he observes and tries to teach us everyday lessons about ourselves, but his focus is also knowing he is better now than he once was and only plans to get better, something that should be recognized as wisdom.
Hailing from Tulsa Oklahoma, 3Mind Blight had humble beginnings in the late 90’s, with Boom Bap Rap and the Grunge Rock scene. After leading several bands and many production teams, what started as a hobby has led to a full time music career in production, instrumentation, and artistry, mixing rock, rap and instrumentals.
3Mind Blight has recently dropped his 2019 single, “Make This Right”. The artist may not say it himself, but he is one of the best when it comes to painting a picture, especially a bleak and realistic one – his voice is heavy an ominous when he drops the lines: “So many times that we tried to make this right; make this right. Too many people in the world, all they do is fight; always fight.”
His delivery is very impressive, but he doesn’t go for spitting too fast, as he wants you to feel the strength of every word. He transcribes his emotions into the music perfectly, whether it be depressed anger, disillusionment, or something quite different, 3Mind Blight’s vocals are great.
He adds a ton of details into the track, building on the techniques he learned in the past and even adding new ones. This higher quality of musicianship is all over the record, and while it’s nothing that 3Mind Blight hasn’t done before, he just does it better here than he has in a while.
Streamlining his sound allows 3Mind Blight to focus on setting a meditative mood for the record that continues throughout the runtime. The strings quiver and weep, while the bassline grumbles deeply under the weight of the shuffling hi-hats and snare. He doesn’t need much more except the tone of his voice to round off the emotional impact of the song.
3Mind Blight’s lyrics, as one may be able to tell are far from mainstream. There isn’t talk about hoes and hustling, but then again he isn’t exactly mainstream. “Too many people hatin’, too many people stealin’. Too many people play with Satan with the sense of killin’. Too many heroes run away and then become the villains.”
His lyrics are heartfelt, scrutinizing and angry. One listen and you can’t help but be hooked by the sincerity and passion contained herein. 3Mind Blight poured all his realism and sincerity into this song, creating a beast of tune. In every sense!
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