Karma Butler began singing in church as a young boy. He then broadened his singing talents in middle school and was able to fine tune his singing abilities during many live traveling performances, and daily vocal tutoring sessions while attending Virginia’s Governor’s School for the Arts. Karma then traveled to Japan and performed to sold out arena’s in a two-week/four-city tour. In 1997 he began releasing tracks and soon he gained attention and was featured in USA Today, as well as getting interviewed on ABC. Karma released his first music video in 2010 and followed that up with another in 2011. Apart from his new EP release, Karma has also been booked to sing the national anthem at an NBA game.
Besides being a recording artist, Karma Butler is also a producer, dancer, actor, choreographer, model, and last but not least, an educator. We recently caught up with his 8 track recording entitled “5517”, available for download on all major digital stores. The first thing evident on the collection of tunes is that Karma both sings and raps. Redefining cool for a new generation, Karma Butler is a creative force, using music, fashion, and dance to express his distinctive style.
What shines is Karma’s ability to put a bowtie on pop through arrangements that grab your imagination and bore into your cerebellum. The grooves are euphorically head-nodding. This happens quickly with the driven EDM dance-floor gem “Back It up Swing It” (Lthrboots Club Mix), of which there is also a Drum and Bass mix version.
From what I can gather, Karma produced every single song. And every beat here slaps! “Twerk All Night and Day” is timeless while “Back It up Swing It” (E39 House Mix) is another dance-floor filler. Karma uses his smooth, but powerful voice and a really dope flow on some songs.
His lyrics are pretty clever and all the beats and hooks are super catchy. No doubt, “5517”by Karma Butler is an enjoyable album. There is an engaging assortment of electronic-driven songs that reinforce his creative ingenuity.
Karma created a lively experience that is not only centered on fun and dance, but serves up cuts that are relentlessly and definitively radio friendly – particularly the two final tracks “This Ain’t a Show” which leans toward being a more poppy soundscape and “Baby Let Me” (Slow Jam Mix) which is more or less what the title says, with its sultry sounds and elegant beat.
If you want to hear an artist at the height of his creativity, who’s all up in this place for a good time, then grab a hand and raise a glass, “5517” will keep you entertained throughout. The record makes excellent use of electronics and percussion, supporting Karma’s vocals.
And while Karma Butler mostly sings, there are also substantial rap components as well. The album remains consistent throughout and undoubtedly brings a breath of fresh air to the music industry today with its diverse beats and sounds. This terminally upbeat album highlights Karma’s strength: he makes really crisp, sonically pleasing songs that aim to lift your spirits in the moment.
Stream & Download Karma Butler’s Music:
Google Play: https://karmab.rocks/5517Google
Connect with Karma Butler:
Clothing & Accessory Line: https://getgoodkarmastore.com