Listen to the latest track “Can’t Get Enough” by Earl Adamant Allen while you’re reading this. Do you hear that? It’s innovation in hip-hop. Adamant is a mic controller if there ever was one. His songs are the kind of laid back that makes the listener feel like they just woke up on a sunny Sunday morning, lying next to a beautiful woman after the deepest most romantic night they’ve had in weeks. Yeah, it is that good. Earl Adamant Allen is most definitely an inventor when it comes to the world of hip-hop. Not because he mixes R&B into his rap music – that’s been done for years – but the way he executes his deliveries.
He stays within a hemisphere that is inhabited by few while he’s doing all his discovery in hip-hop. His lyrics can kill most beats if the situation came to it, yet they always manage to retain the same laid back feel that few other underground emcees ever graduate into.
Most prefer being up on a pedestal preaching death, drugs or some other hedonistic mayhem. They treat their ladies like sh*t. Love, romanticism and appreciation, are four letter words to these fellows. Hence Earl Adamant Allen is out in the hip-hop wilderness forging his own path of positive, love-filled lyrical themes.
He proved his point on a previous track called “More Than Life”, and now consolidates that existential statement with “Can’t Get Enough”, another ode to the woman in his life. “This is a record I crafted acknowledging that I have a good woman, and ensures her, that everything she does has been noticed and appreciated,” says Allen.
No, this is not the subject of simple lines, but verses of true meaning that showcase Earl Adamant Allen’s cleverly structured storytelling and positive, open thinking, as well as his wordsmith skills. You won’t find repetitive, monotonous and pretentious wordplay, but sincere, heartfelt lyricism meant to resonate with forthright devoutness.
“Can’t Get Enough” is either ahead of its time, or it has been too long since hip-hop breathed in this way. Simply put the workings of Earl Adamant Allen are coming to its pinnacle. Allen is the smoothest emcee this side of everywhere. His is the kind of calm demeanor you don’t see with many a rapper.
Not only is Earl Adamant Allen the coolest thing this side of Smirnoff Ice, he also has lyrics to back it up; he avoids trying to be the mathematical emcee some backpackers fiend for, instead he goes for tight rhymes, laced with heartfelt positivity, rarely found elsewhere.
MORE ABOUT: Rapper Earl Lee Allen was born and raised in Hammond, Indiana, but currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. While he enjoys his work as a supervisor at a juvenile treatment center, making music, is his ‘true’ passion. “I believe the music I create is relatable and can make a positive impact in someone’s life,” he says. Allen describes his music as having a therapeutic approach to it—it’s conscience, thought provoking material.
“I enjoy writing and performing spoken word,” says Earl, who began with a poetry base before transitioning into writing hip-hop over soulful instrumentals. He initially became inspired by his younger brother, Rico Loso—an artist who has been crafting material for years. He’s quick to acknowledge that his biggest influences and motivating factors, though, are his adoring wife and daughter. “My aim is to make music my kids can be proud of–[music] that will make them proud to say that’s my dad.”