His words stir emotion with a voice filled with soul and truth. Original Soul is a man blessed with a gift to reach into your heart and enlighten your mind with his realism and insight. In a watered-down era of rap music, Original Soul stands out with his lyrical skills and fearless approach to topics rarely discussed by the majority of artists considered "successful". His versatility is unparalleled, easily transitioning between rap and song with comparisons to D'Angelo and Mos Def, although he lists names like KRS-One, Guru, Talib Kweli, The Roots, and Common when asked of his influences. Some of Original Soul's most popular songs are built around topics that are mostly ignored by today's artists. He has the rare talent and ability to take a club crowded full of hardcore Hip-Hop heads and have them all singing along to a song that is built around the topic of homelessness. It's funny to hear him tell the story of when he was booed off stage at a High School talent show when you witness the connection he makes with crowds today.
To meet Original Soul is refreshing. There is no gimmick, no flash, and no swagger. He is humble and has a pure personality that is so amazingly unique that the moniker Original Soul is truly befitting. Original Soul is a native of Dallas Texas and has long worked with local artists on many levels, including his team of musicians on his label, M4g Entertainment. He has produced tracks for numerous artists, along with producing the music score for the Soul Rep Theatre Company's stage play "Noxide Square" (2002) which received stellar reviews from critics for the Dallas Morning News and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. He has appeared on several mixtapes including "NOMMO: Lyrical Alchemy Vol.1", "Scremix Vol. 1", The 1,000 Mile Dash Series, and "Dude Where's My Shades (M.A.R.Z. Mixtape) vol. 2". He is also a 4-time Dallas Weekly Newspaper "Best Of Black Dallas" award winner, a 3-time Villa Koola Radio award winner, and the recipient of The Wildout Radio "Underground Legend" award.
Original Soul has a unique sound with subject matter built around topics that his community can and should relate to. Positive with the edge of street sense and honesty…Original Soul is the truth.
What are others saying about Original Soul and his music?
"Original Soul effortlessly flows through each verse with ease; delivering knowledge and wisdom of a man many years his senior. This metaphorical genius draws your attention into each word that drops from his tongue. His words are sharp as a sword and cut straight through you, but the messages heal as well. You begin to understand the journey and appreciate the invite. I felt like a student in the classroom of my favorite subject and couldn't wait for the next lesson to begin. In short, Original Soul answers the question "Is Hip Hop Dead?" Original Soul has the refreshing element that hip hop, as I remembered it, was created for...awareness. I can't wait for my next class. Or should I say...I drank from the cup that was filled and my empty glass is waiting for more." – Exposure Magazine
"Original Soul is a multi-talented musician who bridges the gap between R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop with a style and flavor that is all his own. Original Soul is more than qualified to transform you into one of his biggest fans" – Pegasus News
"It's great to know Dallas has good Original Soul around. Original Soul is way better than no soul at all or that kind of soul that comes pre-packaged with preservatives. You are real." – Emotion Brown, Good Puddin' Entertainment