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Music Spotlight Tuesday: Young Noah- Time

This is the very first post in what will be Music Spotlight Tuesdays on Pianomics. It is not a review. It is a post to bring positive attention to a recording artists' work, regardless of genre or the album's release date.

Since this is Music Spotlight Tuesday's debut posting, it is only fitting that I spotlight a debut album. This particular artist happens to be very special to me because he is one of my closest friends and my brother.

Time by rapper Young Noah was originally released earlier this year in August. Bias aside, Time is not a typical hip-hop album. The production is varied with mixes, styles, and rhythms of numerous genres, just like Young Noah's flow. You can hear it not even halfway through the first song, "Closer Now," where a metal guitar solo is rhythmically placed between heavy-knocking 808's.

The lyrics are scriptural laced with Young Noah's real life experiences. Within the 11 tracks, anyone can relate to the personal authenticity of Young Noah's verses.

Earlier this month, Young Noah and Dirty Work Ministries made Time available for free download on I am not sure how long the download is available, but I do recommend you download or purchase the album ASAP! It will be a blessing to you and you will want to keep it on repeat!

Among my favorites are "Know Me" "GBMD," "You A Lie (featuring Plain James)," "Unconditional (featuring Tone Jonez)," and "Galaxies Away Remix."

To my friend and brother Young Noah, I'm proud of you bro! May the Lord bless you in return for hearing His voice and pressing on with your music! The best days are ahead man!

Click this link to follow Young Noah on Twitter to stay updated about what he has going on.


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