If you’re looking for a fresh and positive approach on hip hop, then look no further. Hailing from North Quincy, Illinois, William ‘MotionPlus’ Stern lists God, family, and music, as his personal interests. The man behind MotionPlus is a dedicated hip hop artist who has lived a tougher life than most; with the loss of his guardian at a young age, MotionPlus turned to music to release his feelings.
It has been said that music is the talent that God blessed him with. MotionPlus displays an honest approach on life and creates music that stays true to who he is. As a member of the well-known Scribbling Idiots crew, MotionPlus has made a name for himself in the Christian hip hop community. In the year 2013, it’s not easy to take a stand for yourself as a Christian; however, MotionPlus shows that he’s confident enough to show the world who he is and what he believes in.
SoulSonicStimulation is the breakout album by MotionPlus that was released in early April 2013. The 9-track album features songs that are truly personal and very honest. MotionPlus is not afraid to speak what’s on his mind. In “Hey Cold World,” he talks about the many negative aspects of life in today’s world and how he stands up to that negativity. “Realize” is an upbeat track that holds an undeniably catchy and immaculate flow. The poetic and metaphorical lyrics rapped by MotionPlus are the highlight of the song. A very personal song, “When I’m Gone,” vividly reflects on how MotionPlus views himself and his experiences in life.
After taking the time to truly listen to each and every track on the album, it is obvious that MotionPlus is not your average hip hop artist. The struggle that he has lived with, shines through on every song, and highlights his strength. It seems that this album would be extremely beneficial to any man or a woman who has also struggled with their own personal life. But even if you are a fortunate person who has not struggled and simply wants to take a listen to heartfelt hip hop, this album is right for you.
With honesty and integrity, SoulSonicStimulation expresses the life of MotionPlus beautifully and easily. Every beat on the album is executed wonderfully with many production elements that create the perfect atmosphere, including beautiful background vocals, catchy cool rhythms, and A-grade samples.
Sean Veligor “SV” who produced 7 out of the 9 tracks, and works under the umbrella of Jim’s Pool Room, has done a superb job here, filling in the blank spaces with everything from ethereal voices to full-on string arrangements, as can be experienced on “Bilderberg Orchestra feat. JustMe”.
Standouts tracks on this nine-track album are many. My favorite choices being: “Sol Seeker”, “Hey Cold World”, “Realize”, “When I’m Gone” and the before-mentioned “Bilderberg Orchestra feat. JustMe”.
Living life to the fullest is what MotionPlus wants you to do. MotionPlus is the hip hop artist to look out for in 2013. Grab this album, you won’t be disappointed!
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