C-Neil is a talented artist, songwriter, and producer based in Arkansas. He has worked in the music business since he was 15 years old. For years, he rapped and produced for artists local to St. Louis before moving to Atlanta to hone his craft. C-Neil has performed at several showcases in Arkansas, St. Louis, and Atlanta, including the Royal Peacock and the Urban Network Festival in Memphis. Despite being well-received, C-Neil, inspired by his mother, turned to his roots to gospel music. His latest release, “A Working Progress”, opens up about the obstacles he has faced. The track also features Timara Rogers, a talented young singer whose soulful vocals add a beautiful tone to the smooth R&B beat.
The song is supported by an enthralling and emotional music video that showcases the struggles of two individuals searching for better lives. Right off the bat, his song brings scripture to beat that makes you want to bump this loud in your car and let everyone hear the word and how its sung and rapped in both a divine and hard-hitting way.
Balancing a burning social consciousness with disarming authenticity, “A Working Progress” delivers an electrifying jolt to the senses and the genuine human emotion that’s sorely lacking in today’s formulaic world of hip-hop and R&B.
It’s a gut-wrenching song, and its resonance only strikes deeper with those who’ve come to grips with the pressures, anxieties and wrong doings that weigh all of us down. Featuring powerhouse vocalist Timara Rogers, the song concentrates on maintaining a sense of hope through life’s many obstacles.
By turns gritty, intensely soulful, and transcendent, “A Working Progress” captures the social, political, and religious undertones of today’s living. It encompasses all the peaks and valleys we have to confront in the unsettling realities we’re exposed to every day.
With a sweet breeze of hopeful optimism cutting through the murk of this dark and violent world. C-Neil reminds us that adversity doesn’t define us, it merely strengthens us while we’re feeling our way through the seemingly endless mazes that life presents, before we find the light.
The song doesn’t just have diversity in sound, but C-Neil has found the perfect middle ground between the newer brand of hip-hop and the more traditional R&B. This is the sound that the next generation is in to. One that is ready to go right onto mainstream radio.
It’s thoughtful, introspective, and nearly impossible to stop listening to. It hits hard at times and at other times it makes you think. There is also a strong theological element to “A Working Progress” that is reflective of who C-Neil is as a person, I believe. He seems to perform with total confidence and raps with energy and flair.
With a flow that seems smooth in delivery for verses that punch with weight, C-Neil’s voice is a perfect match for the melodic and soulful singing offered by Timara Rogers. Together the two, uplift you with their artistic engagement as they pour their hearts and souls into the music. It’s a great way to spread the word of God.