Keasha Beard aka Keasha is a hip-hop artist who recently released Memoirs of a Keasha. It’s an eclectic mixtape of thirteen songs with beats made by a myriad of products. In her bio it mentions she is sharing her story as well as the gospel. She does mention the bible, her beliefs, etc. but it never feels like she is preaching to me which I appreciated.
As for her story, “She is an ex-atheist, who drowned herself in liquor and other addictions, turned into believer and is delivering knowledge on these tracks.” It always seemed ironic to me how people seem to find god when they are in jail, in the midst of battling addiction, etc. as opposed to coming into their life if they have a successful job with two cars in the garage.
Memoirs of a Keasha is a an optimistic album that is extremely well produced. She has a great flow and I thought the production was imaginative. I would say the production isn’t breaking any barriers but the quality is top notch.
She opens with an “Intro” which feels more like a fleshed out song. The synths are bright and there is a clubby vibe to the song. She does give you a formal introduction which then transitions into “The Journey” which was a highlight. The song could be interpreted in a number of different ways but in general revolves around finding yourself and acceptance. The rapping and singing on the chorus is great. The different voices really work well together along with the lead.
Another highlight was “Over.” I thoroughly enjoyed the beat which was fun, light and catchy. It’s another song with great vocal performances while Keasha continues to display her skills. A song like “Bankrupt” talks about how we can go broke in other ways besides financial while “Drift” has a contemplative vibe with a hint of melancholy.
As the album progresses there are a number of well-crafted songs such as “Good Time” where she talks about having fun without booze or smoke. “Love em Anyway” is a little more overt with a basic principle of Christianity which I think is positive anyway you look at it and “Last Call” isn’t exactly a pro-alcohol song.
Memoirs of a Keasha is a hip-hop album you would have no problem spinning in front of your five-year-old. The messages are always positive and often heartwarming. It’s obvious Keasha is passionate about telling her story and spreading her message. At the end of the day I still hold to my own personal beliefs about god but was able to respect her beliefs as well as enjoy her music.
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