Social Commentary Disguised as Smooth Hip Hop from Toronto. - King Bliss: Chalice
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posted 10 Jun 2020 by Krister Axel
Documents a harsh day-to-day reality, and the instinct that is necessary to survive in a world of systemic injustice and double standards.

Jamaican-born, Toronto-based rapper King Bliss drops new single "Chalice," which pairs images of struggle and redemption with a timeless message of personal strength. This poetic track solidifies King Bliss' lyrical integrity and ability to speak to the moment as he branches out into a slower-paced instrumental vibe that contains no drums.

King Bliss pairs a powerfully understated vocal performance with a straight, slow groove, and subtle elements of jazz horns, pizzicato strings, and electric guitar. The vocal performance paints vivid images of hardship and resilience, highlighting King Bliss' natural ability to write music that both educates and heals - a rare feat of poise and intellect. The high-speed rhymes of "Chalice" document a harsh day-to-day reality, and the instinct that is necessary to survive in a world of systemic injustice and double standards. King Bliss is a master of social commentary, effortlessly disguising his political elucidations as smooth flow with a laid-back vibe.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.