Wax is a talented rapper from Calvert County, Maryland, who started posting YouTube videos in 2007 and gained a following with “New Crack”, a song he performed, while driving, over a Stephen Marley song called “Traffic Jam”.
The first song I heard from this talented emcee was a new year’s resolution inspired track called “2010 to Infinity”, where Wax vowed that 2010 would be the year where he and his brother Herbal T, would “stop playing games” and make it in the industry. His unique style and flawless flow piqued my interest but his consistently entertaining content made me a true fan.
To get from rapping to his car to signing to Def Jam Recordings in March of 2011, Wax experienced what is known in the music industry as “the grind”, however; he doesn’t agree with this context in which this term is commonly associated with. Cue his newest release “I Ain’t a Real Man”. This track uproots a major underlying discrepancy within the mainstream hip-hop world. Wax exposes the fact that musicians and artists are very fortunate that their line of work is as simple and as safe as rhyming into a microphone and playing instrument. His sincere sentiment is expressed through
a form of humble inadequacy where he simply lays out the facts with this cleverly articulated and well written track while retaining a sense of humor well known among his fan base. Wax believes that the real recognition of effort and talent deserves to go to those who risk their lives for others to provide for their families rather than artists who rap for gold chains.
I certainly agree with him.
“I Ain’t a Real Man” is available for free download from Mediafire.
I encourage everyone who took the time to read this to head on over to his YouTube and check out his other work. You will not be disappointed.