Silent Tha Soldier is an independent hip-hop artist who is shaking up the game with his old-school vibe and thought-provoking lyrics. With the release of his debut single “Betrayed” in 2022, the Louisville, Kentucky native introduced himself as a skilled emcee with a rapid-fire flow that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Influenced by the likes of Mystikal, Master P and the No Limit Records roster, Silent Tha Soldier seamlessly blends classic beats with 90s-inspired grooves to create a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh. His lyrics are a perfect balance of modern-day social commentary and personal observations that will resonate with both old and new school hip-hop fans.
The artist is also a prolific creator, since his debut, he has released two EPs, a full-length album and nearly two dozen singles. This is an artist to keep an eye on, as he continues to push the boundaries of the genre and establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop scene. As you press play on the track “Watchu Mean”, you just know that Silent Tha Soldier will come out swinging. Riding an emphatic beat, he brings a raw-ass rap delivery, and lyrics that highlight some hungry motivations in life.
Loaded with spiritual and philosophical musings Silent Tha Soldier’s abrasive vocal tones on “Watchu Mean” will pierce your consciousness right from the opening bar. Silent Tha Soldier stands out as a unique and impactful artist in the current hip-hop and rap landscape. He impresses with his understanding of the power of language and the importance of every word, in connecting with listeners. His lyrics are carefully crafted and every line is used deliberately, showcasing his skill as a wordsmith and his aversion to wasting verses.
Throughout “Watchu Mean”, Silent Tha Soldier does a great job of riding the beat, speaking confidently, and most importantly, hitting us with meaningful lyrics. The track features a timeless hip-hop feel, not only because of the type of throbbing beat that Silent Tha Soldier decided to rap over, but because his delivery cuts right through the hook-filled, melodically inclined rap oversaturating the market. This not only sets him apart on a technical basis, but will make the track appeal to a wide range of rap fans and hip-hop heads.
Silent Tha Soldier sounds as vital and aggressive as he has ever sounded on “Watchu Mean”, hitting us with a consistent flow and wisdom-filled bars that you should probably write down on a notepad. Since breaking onto the scene with his former collective Silent Tha Soldier has always stood out from his musical counterparts. It could be his timeless confidence, reminiscent of the peerless emcees who laid the foundations for rappers like him today.
It could also be Silent Tha Soldier’s unique sense of attention to his craft as a lyricist, sharpening his sword track after track, with the ambition of becoming one of the more important modern voices in the genre. Out of the many rappers that have come and gone in the past few years, Silent Tha Soldier has shown that his talent is one of a kind, and he has the potential to stay in it for the long haul.
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