DeLon: Head High (Review By Blessie Keegel)

DeLon: Head High (Review By Blessie Keegel)

“With his offering, DeLon is telling us to sit up and pay attention”

He’s grown into a legitimate rapper and you get a taste of his eloquence here on this record as he throws down some serious swag. Aptly called head high, Delon stays true to his Sri Lankan heritage, while representing the plight of his fellow immigrant Angelenos chasing that American dream and champions them to be proud of their roots and not let anything or anyone stand in the way of achieving greatness.

His rhyme embodies the title of the track- it’s fierce and he’s proving to be a force to be reckoned with. The track is vicious – with DeLon skillfully riding the beat like he’s beating it into submission with the way he playfully speeds up his lyric and then slows it down.

It’s a nice move away from his feel-good Body Rock and party anthem Rockstar for the Weekend – I appreciate him moving back to the cocky verse and rhyme seen in “This is the Life” from a couple years ago.

I would like to see him explore and dig deep into his west coast birthright in terms of beats and flow because that could earn him some respect out in the West while at the same time elevating him as a Sri Lankan-American artist with mass appeal right here in Lankaland.

I’m feeling optimistic about this one! It’s hard to listen to this song without standing up a little straighter and yes, holding up your head a little higher. Sri Lanka represent!

For more about the man and the music check out his website :  http://delonmusic.com/

Review By Blessie Keegel

blessie
awesome radio morning show host (YES101 Mornings) & supporter of the home music scene

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