One of the firm beliefs Joshua Luke Smith has is that home is not just a place, but “living as the person you were born to be”. You won’t find that in the dictionary or even self-help books; it is wisdom the 25 year-old has gained from his personal struggles. He has had to live with and fight through dyslexia and dyspraxia all his life but instead of allowing his physical conditions to tie him down, he has gone on to climb great heights. Joshua has gone to college and graduated with a degree in philosophy. Even more impressively, he has embarked on a promising career as a hip hop artist with two well-received EPs under his belt.
The definition of home which Joshua subscribes to and freely shares led him to pen his latest single ‘Carry Me’. From the sincere rhymes that he spits he wants listeners to know that they don’t have to live up to the perceptions and expectations of the world. Instead of being ashamed or disappointed with who you are, you should return home and be the best you can be, regardless of what people say. This weighty message is made easy to digest by the song’s catchy yet soulful instrumental underscored with a lively boom-bap drum pattern and throbbing bass.
Evidence of how music lovers have embraced Joshua’s inspirational brand of rap is in the top ten position his self-produced debut EP ‘Your Beauty‘ held in the UK and international iTunes charts. His music has been played on BBC 6 Music Radio and he has been featured on BBC 1 Xtra. Joshua has also proved himself an astute live performer having recently opened for British crooner JP Cooper and played at the BBC 6 Fringe Festival.
Download Carry Me here and stay tuned for more from this new voice on the UK hip hop scene.
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