Presently there’s a myriad of super talented artists emerging from the New York region. Rappers such as Dave East, A-Boogie, and Young M.A. are heating up the airwaves. From the Bronx to Brooklyn, NYC is making an impact on the current Hip Hop landscape. Brooklyn based Rap Juggernaut Monk is one such breakthrough New York artist destined to leave his imprint on the game. The explosive rapper has an international appeal. His music is colossal and cinematic. The rhyme slinger is being hailed for his creativity, party anthems and diversity.
Monk’s lyrics convey a musical diary of sorts; his songs are honest and personal and they touch on matters close to the heart. His influences include his cousin Yasiin Bey (Mosdef), Wu-tang , Biggie, Royce da 5’9, Joe Budden and Gospel artists such as the Canton spirituals , Willie Neil Johnson, and Mighty Clouds of Joy. His goal is to enlighten and entertain his audience while conveying realistic images of life. Monk grew up in the church. However, his childhood was filled with much adversity. As a teenager his parents had a bitter divorce. As a result, Monk and his siblings lived in shelters and moved from house to house. He was an angry young man who got into many fights.
Nevertheless, Monk dedicated himself to writing rhymes and performing. His music is therapeutic. He transformed his troubled childhood into triumph. He has made sacrifices for his dreams without bargaining his soul. The dynamic wordsmith has developed his talent amidst many obstacles. His diverse style and image set him apart from the competition. Part of what makes Monk so alluring is his ability to connect with the listener. He’s a master at evoking the full range of human emotion in his music like joy, humor, and angst. His style is a unique blend of reality rap and party anthems.
There’s always something refreshing about an artist who feels comfortable in his own skin. At a time when there is a blur between creativity and mediocrity, Monk is on a mission to redefine Hip Hop with authenticity. Monk is the perfect cocktail of mystery, boldness and explosive talent. He is building his LEGACY by raising the bar of professionalism. With the release of the single “Twerk it,” Monk firmly establishes himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. The song is head bopping Hip Hop at its finest. “Twerk It” is extremely catchy with an infectious hook. A few notable DJ’s have jumped on board in support on the song. Monk is currently finishing up his album called “Fortitude.” The buzz is growing, the anticipation is thrilling and the momentum is rising.