Uncompromising faith inspires listeners in “Jelly Fish” by M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L
M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L is a Christian hip-hop artist who had his path redirected to Christ in 2002, and was inspired to combat the evil’s of this world by utilising the word of God within his lyrical content.
Born and raised Ken Wright III, in Altadena, California, this multi-talented artist was born with music in his veins. His father was a jazz pianist who shared and encouraged his love for music.
As a young boy, still in diapers, he would soak in the music emitting from his father’s electric paino, named Bertha, and woud be welcomed into studio jam sessions, all of which ignited an intense passion for his musical expression.
He refined his lyrical skills in freestyle battles and performing locally, however when his path was redirected to Christ, his performance style underwent a major change, and he re-emerged as, M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L; M: Music, A: apologetically, D: directed, S: scriptural, K: knowledge, I: in, L: lyrical, L: language.
Recently M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L wrote 21 songs in three weeks which connect the teachings from the gospel to our everyday lives. This project was inspired by the deep grief this artist feels at the current cultural state of our world today.
“Jelly Fish” is a song from this project which challenges people who are unstable in their faith to firmly stand for what they believe.
This is an upbeat, funky track which is memorable, understandable and enjoyable all rolled into one.
The song opens with a spooky melody emitting from a synthesiser and M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L’s whispered vocals reverb, creating an eerie and captivating atmosphere.
Multiple layers of synths and vocals deliver an exciting soundscape throughout the track, which balance perfectly with M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L’s impressive performance.
He is an expert wordsmith and raps with perfectly intelligible words. M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L invites us in with a warm and comforting tone, which makes the listener feel comfortable and trusting.
His uncompromising faith is evident in his delivery and it feels easily relateable and accessible to the listener.
The chorus is a compliation of fantastically witty lyrics such as; “Jelly fish em, jelly fish em, the opposite of wisdom, I say, Jelly Fish em, made decision of indecision, Christian chicken, bending wherever the cultures living, if their sinning makes no difference, then I say Jelly Fish em”.
This catchy melody and vocals entice listeners to rap along with M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L, creating a lasting impression that will stay with you.
M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L brings God and Jesus Christ into our everyday lives in this song, and through eloquent lyrical comparisons and connections, he offers us a pathway into a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit.
“Jelly Fish” is a song from the second instalment of the “Clarity 2020 Vision” album which is soon to be released. We are excited to see more revolutionary Christian hip-hop from this artist. If you enjoy music from artists such as Lecrae and Andy Mineo, then M.A.D.S.K.I.L.L will fit perfectly on your playlist. Watch out for his upcoming releases here:
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