By ANTHONY MCCLAUDE
Upon successfully recording and releasing his debut EP, “Welcome 2 the Dawn,” along with the following hit singles on the record such as “Black Roses” and “Lyrical Assassins Pt.2;” NuSoul, the Poet, born July 23, 1993, is a Beaumont Texas-based Hip Hop/Rap artist, whose style is mostly fitting as Soul Music written like pain ridden romantic poetry spray painted on the walls of a church.
NuSoul started putting pen to paper at age 7, writing poetry for his then elementary school girl crush, but he didn’t have the courage to express himself to her with words, because you know, the forbidden term “cooties” we’ve all been childishly stamped with during our childhood. But that didn’t stop him; he kept on writing.
At first, The Poet wanted to be an R&B singer as he stated, “I had a really powerful voice ’til I was about 11 years old when puberty snatched my voice away and never gave it back. I didn’t know if I could rap, so I just took to songwriting. I didn’t even start really rapping ’til I was 16 or 17 years old.”
NuSoul, in his collective musical brain, took on a variety of different genres from his elders’ past and from his childhood.
In our discussion regarding his newly released single “Black Roses,” which is a sample beat he chose from Anita Baker’s song “Whatever It Takes,” NuSoul shared, “Anita Baker was always a favorite in the house, so naturally, when the producer made this beat, I knew instantly it would be the beat for Black Roses.”
The Poet transitioned into a rapper whose music is a shade of classic soul, and therefore, is influenced by the minds behind some of the greatest songs ever written.Who is NuSoul’s immediate favorite artist, you ask? Well, let’s just say the Emperor of music, Prince. As a result, Nusoul, the Poet stated, “The title of my debut EP, “Welcome 2 the Dawn” was inspired by Prince, who was my favorite artist of all time. Prince used to utter these super subtle catchphrases back in the late 1980’s during the “Love Sexy” era, such as “May U Live 2 C the Dawn. As soon as I heard that catchphrase I automatically became inspired and so, my debut EP, “Welcome 2 the Dawn” instantly became the embodiment of the Dawn that Prince spoke of.”
NuSoul continues, “However, even though this record is very much influenced by Prince that does not necessarily mean it’s going to sound exactly like Prince’s albums. It’s his spirit of creativity that motivated me to write and produce for the project I’m releasing. All I ask is that you expect supreme lyricism at its very best.”
NuSoul, the Poet has been given as an upcoming artist, is charged with a huge responsibility. God gave NuSoul the calling to lead others not just musically, but spiritually.
The cause of saving souls and blessing ears is what NuSoul plans to do with his career. He may not save everyone, he may not reach everyone, but those he does reach, he would like to lead them to one thing, and that is, Christ. “We have to remember that the Earth is ruled by demons in high places. “The wicked strut freely when the vilest of men are exalted,” Psalm 12:8.