Download: B-Doe – “Open Your Ears” (585)
Brief Biography: Peep the lyrics: “Divine kindler, inside minds the high emperor/ Be fine listeners the designer of time finisher/ Justifies liars who lied and abide sinister/ Without Christ guys you’ll die….in a high temperature.”
Fans of hip hop lyricism can easily identify the sheer genius in the quote, the multisyllabic rhyme schemes glued together by rich and eternally meaningful content. Such ability is possessed by none other than B-doe, rap music’s most recent rising star.
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, B-doe (government: Brandon Thomas) is already known for his talented rhymes and unassuming demeanor. Discipled as a teenager by hip hop recording artist B. Morr, B-doe has notable appearances on albums “Search Me” and “Closer” by the aforementioned, “The Perseverance Mixtape” by Believin Stephen, and “Elation Foundation” by Evangel. An artist who started creating his own hip hop music at 12 and switched his subject matter to reflect a more biblical worldview at 16, B-doe has been growing in his faith, serving in his local congregation, and developing as a young man of integrity ever since. Now 20 years old, B-doe’s passion is to preach repentance through the rap medium to all who will listen in his native city and beyond. He says “ … in Baltimore we’re used to murders on the news” and that in the local slang, a common response of resignation to this incessant crime is “that’s how it be though.” Local articulation of the last two quoted words is phonetically “b-doe,” hence how Brandon acquired his stage name.
To him, it displays mankind’s lack of sensitivity to sin. What this young artist is voicing, though, is a rallying-cry to increase awareness of sin, reject it, and turn to the Most High. B-doe intends to spend his career in hip hop doing just that.