Fresh Faces Friday: Napoleon Da Legend

Fresh Faces Friday: Napoleon Da Legend

Fresh Faces FridayFresh Faces Friday: The Fresh Committee Introduces Napoleon Da Legend

This week we got a hardened MC out the DMV, with a message of empowerment, community and self-determination.

Napoleon Da Legend has the kind of raw rhyme talent that ya’ll have come to expect along with versatility and range that maybe you haven’t. Blending bilingual afrobeat with hip-hop is a feat of verbal gymnastics which Napoleon has come to master.

Since 2013’s Awakening album he’s been breaking the mold of ‘standard rap’ and garnering praise along the way from the likes of Sway Calloway and Tony Touch among others. Its easy to see why:

Pay homage to the money bag that sunny day profit/
The cash clicking turn signal blinking/
Hacking the system with single black women/
Bout 12 singles winning/
At the same time streaming I get studied the geniuses/
“Epi-genetically” trying to figure out what gene it is/
Portofolio can’t be fucked with like sports with Polio/
Jesus as a teenager: my thoughts is holy yo/

With an expansive discography that includes trading verses with the likes of Raekwon and the late Sean Price (RIP), a few French speaking anthems and even two afrobeat/hip-hop fusion projects, Napoleon has stylings for almost any head to bop to.

Now based in Brooklyn with a conscious side running hip-hop workshops for youth and juvenile programs, Napoleon’s brand of hip-hop makes you think, feel and leaves a lasting memory, which is exactly what we need more of.

 

 

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