Devine Carama and 2 Mello “It Was Rewritten” A Living Tribute to NAS
In the vast world of hip-hop, where mainstream hits often dominate the airwaves, there are still artists who stay true to the genre’s roots and use their music as a platform for social consciousness and meaningful messages. One such artist is Devine Carama, who, after delivering ten independent projects, is now poised to reach the masses with his powerful voice and thought-provoking lyrics. Hailing from Kentucky, Devine Carama has been making waves in the hip-hop scene for years. His music is a soul-stirring blend of socially conscious themes and raw talent, earning him recognition from newspapers, magazines, websites, and radio shows. Notably, he was honored with the prestigious Top 20 Under 40 Award in his hometown, a testament to his influence and impact in the community. So many independent artists are creating amazing music that deserves recognition.
Devine’s journey in the music industry has been marked by significant milestones. He stunned audiences at the state talent show, finishing second and fourth in consecutive years. Moreover, he etched his name in history by becoming the first hip-hop artist to perform at the historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington, KY, sharing the stage with the legendary Doug E. Fresh. His path to success wasn’t without challenges, especially in a small hip-hop market like Kentucky. However, Devine’s passion for his craft knew no bounds. Armed with only a portable CD player, he took to the streets, performing on corners and starting ciphers at local parties. His relentless dedication paid off, landing him headlining performances in venues that traditionally hosted genres other than hip-hop.
Devine’s impact expanded beyond his city as he collaborated with renowned artists like Canibus, CunningLynguists, Thee Tom Hardy, Nemo Achida, and Sheisty Khrist, among others. His music resonated with a wide audience, and he garnered a significant following on social media platforms, a testament to the connective power of his music. Now, Devine Carama is set to release his highly anticipated project, “It Was Rewritten: A Nas Tribute.” This concept mixtape pays homage to Nas, the artist who ignited Devine’s passion for hip-hop and served as his muse. The mixtape is a reworking of Nas’ classic sophomore album, “It Was Written.”
The mixtape features refreshing production by the talented Lexington-based producer, 2 Mello. Devine’s admiration for Nas shines through as he shares, “I just wanted to pay homage to Nas, who was the reason I first picked up a pen and began to write in the first place. I also feel ‘It Was Written’ was one of the most slept on albums ever in the critical sense, and I wanted to shed light on that particular record, hoping this generation would revisit more music from an era with musical diversity and lyrical dexterity.”
Devine Carama "Take It In Blood" Teaser (Living NAS Tribute) | Official YouTube Video
Published in September 2012: Devine Carama “Take it in Blood” (Nas Tribute) Music Video, Produced by Lexington and 2 Mello, Directed by 2 Mello.
Devine Carama "It Was Rewritten" A Living NAS Tribute (Mixtape) | Bandcamp Audio
Published in October 2012: Devine Carama and 2 Mello “It Was Rewritten” A Living Tribute to NAS, Produced by 2 Mello.
With the release of “It Was Rewritten,” Devine Carama and 2 Mello are set to captivate audiences with their unique blend of homage, talent, and lyrical prowess. This living tribute to Nas not only celebrates the legacy of a hip-hop icon but also carries forward the torch of conscious storytelling in an industry that can sometimes lose sight of its deeper purpose.
For hip-hop enthusiasts seeking music that moves the soul and sparks meaningful reflection, “It Was Rewritten” promises to deliver golden era lofi hip hop nostalgia. Devine Carama’s passion and devotion to his craft, combined with 2 Mello’s exceptional production skills, guarantee an engaging and exciting experience that will leave a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of listeners. Get ready to embark on a musical odyssey that pays homage to the past while shining a light on the present and future of authentic hip-hop.