â€œEvery artist has their â€œReasons Whyâ€ they create. Some for the sake of it, as a means to an end, tell stories, impress others, or all the above. For me, itâ€™s all the above. However, as I grow as a person it inevitably bleeds into my music. Thereâ€™s a lot going on in the world that affects me in a way that may be different from others. Itâ€™s inevitable that I address it. Especially in my city of Philadelphia. Let it be gentrification, school closings, â€œmisallocationâ€ of funds for public schools & inner city, crime, questioning the prison system, or the school to prison pipeline to name a few. I see these things firsthand, and I wanted to make it evident that Philly is a lot more than merely cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell. Itâ€™s Philly all day over here, the presentation may be different from what youâ€™re used to. Itâ€™s more than simply â€œrapâ€ to me, that being said I was out for blood on this.â€ â€“ D Prime 215
The Philly native utilizes his mastered skillset of storytelling to embody the world around him, ongoing societal issues, as well as what he represents. In â€œReasons Whyâ€ Prime vividly portrays reasons for putting his life into the pen and being a voice for those on the other side of the fence. Bar for bar he breaks down gentrification, tainted school systems, inner-city crime hidden behind Phillyâ€™s tourist attractions, and other community distresses.
Has-Loâ€™s intense piano keys blended with soulful bass and drums invite listeners to feel the emotion and vibrations from Primeâ€™s polished and compelling storytelling. Watch â€œReasons Whyâ€ and connect with D Prime 215 and Has-Lo below.