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Livin’ on the Flow

Shannon Livewell

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Rap is a very distinct genre of music. Most rappers have their own style that leaves them extremely distinguishable from the rest. Kyle Woodworth, a sophomore in music industry exemplifies exactly what a true rapper should be.

This past spring, Kyle Woodworth released his first solo mix tape, Livin on the Flow.

This past spring, Woodworth released his first solo mix tape, Livin on the Flow. This mix tape really demonstrates the kind of artist Woodworth is aspiring to be. His lyrics are quick-witted and inspiring, making every song a contagious example of what rap should be.

My personal favorite track is “Save the World Tonight,” produced by P-holla. To me, the lyrics of this track are so raw, and they truly express Woodworth’s inner feelings about music. Unlike most rap songs today, this one is full of passion, and you can really feel what his music means to him just by listening.

It is a very large accomplishment when someone can listen to a track by any artist (especially a rapper), and feel as though they are having a deep conversation with them. Woodworth writes all of his songs in such a personal way that any listener can really connect to what he has to say.

This whole mix tape seems to be focused on the idea of Woodworth showing his audience what music means to him, and how grateful he is to be where he is with his career right now. “I Want Mine,” is a track that literally says, “I’m doing this for me, for my family, for my friends.” This shows that Woodworth is not like most artists who currently are striving for radio play and hits, whether they are connected to what they sing or not.

It is very obvious that Woodworth is a different kind of artist, the kind that has been out of the eye of the industry for a long time. He is the kind of artist who performs from the bottom of his heart, and this is so evident in just one listen of this mix tape.

“Thanks Mom,” is one of my favorite tracks featured on this mix tape. It is really refreshing to hear a track fully dedicated to a mother. The words of this song sound as though they are straight out of a letter to his mom, and it’s beautiful that he took the time to thank the one person who has been there for him from the start. It shows just how humble he is an artist, and how caring he is as a human being.

If you have not heard this mix tape yet, I advise you go listen as soon as possible. I can promise you that once you play it once, you’ll continue hitting repeat.

He is currently working on his new EP, which has a “new sound,” and should be released in the next month.

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