Artist Pays Homage to Influencers In Unique Way

Artist Pays Homage to Influencers In Unique Way

San Jose, California — March 9, 2018 — In 1987 Eric B. & Rakim shook the world with their seminal debut album, ‘ Paid In Full .’ Featuring not only the classic title track but fan favorite “My Melody.” Fast forward 31 years later, in a time when many are saying Hip Hop has lost its steam, Joe Nance comes through like a breath of fresh air with his take on the phrase, “My Melody” Pt. 1. An ode to his Hip-Hop predecessors, the track shines as Joe references notable emcees and R&B artists like KRS ONE, Lecrae, Bob Marley, India Arie and young legend in the making, Kendrick Lamar with the precision of a seasoned emcee. The string-heavy production, courtesy of Anno Domini Nation complements My Melody’s inspirational theme of overcoming obstacles and staying the course.

It’s rare to see an artist pay homage to multiple generations of lyricists like Joe Nance has done in ‘My Melody Pt.1’. The music is not merely to be listened to, but interacted with. From the very first burst of sound, the listener is invited on a journey, as Joe Nance revisits his musical muses while referencing the inspiration. How many artists can you identify?

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“The people who inspire us tend to always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s not only to celebrate the people who have inspired us at various points in life but to also share our own stories. As childhood inspirations turn into adult ambitions: pay it forward” – Joe Nance.

Joe and the Avid Roots team have worked with several talented artists in the past, who have generously shared their stories and helped add a new spin on age-old themes. Some of the recent releases by Avid Roots include ‘Closed Caption’ in three volumes, ‘Back2TheBasics’ and ‘In The Meantime”.

As they say, there is no future without a past. Joe Nance is in full sync with this thought as he takes a moment to reflect on the past, and his current journey to bring a new point of view into the future. He revitalizes and inspires with his new single, ‘My Melody Pt.1’ (Produced by Anno Domini Nation). The latest creation from the famed stable of Joe Nance is not merely a tribute, but also a re-telling of his own story.

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Joe Nance is an artist whose music is undeniable and not able to fit into any box. Although Nance draws the majority of his inspiration from Hip-Hop, a diverse mixture of genres creeps into his formula. All making for an eclectic, appealing and unique sound.

Constantly expressing himself through the arts, Nance interacts with the world on his own terms. Music, life, and growth are all vivid themes that echo throughout his work, encapsulating deeper meanings of motivation, inspiration, and ambition. When they say Hip Hop is dead and depressing, Nance comes through as a guiding light. Watch the progress.

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