Make up your own rules or sacrifice freedom to be cool? Gleams asks himself that on the 12th track off his latest mixtape “The Cast 2“. Beat produced by Shaleik, Video Directed/Filmed/Edited by No Mercy | www.THEGLEAMSSHOW.com for further understanding and mixtape download.
To gleam means to shine brightly, Especially with reflected light. There are many lyricists throughout the hip hop industry that do this, however there is a young word smith on the come up destined to outshine them all. His Name is Gleams, he has been compared with the likes of Lupe Fiasco for his well thought out concepts and punch lines; The 21 year old manages to capture emotion in his music while still setting tracks ablaze, The sparks from ever hard hitting verses make young Josh live up to his MC’ing alias. The new street masterpiece entitled The Citizenship takes the culture in a new direction while maintaining a classic feel. It contains a sound that can be loved by all, yet gritty but witty to the point he reminds you of Kanye west. His tunes also contain those head nodders and club bangers with no compromise to the artistry, while sustaining in depth story telling skills similar to Joe Budden. Catch a glimpse of Gleams at upcoming shows in the New York area or you can pick up a Gleams Edition t-shirt from LNF online. Making Music and being a evolving artist is what’s important not financial gain, this attitude and work ethic makes Gleams a fit for any label Major or indie. On any given day you can find this youngster under a mountain of scrap papers, He never stops coming up with new songs and great material. If this young man is a sign of what is to be in hip hop, young artist being true to there craft, and not manufacturing wack records for ring tone sake. Then Hip hop’s future not only looks bright it Gleams!!!!