Positivity is the Hip-Hop-Rasta Vibe of Michael Burnz's New Single
"Letterz" sings out the power of words and the messages they convey -- featuring J. Ross Parrelli, Mila Akilah and ccMixter producer The Concept Of Energy
By: ArtisTech Media
"At its core "Letterz" is about the words we speak and their power to build or destroy. Words are made up of letters hence the title "Letterz" for the track." Michael continued, "When we allow love and light to penetrate our innermost...then our souls, our cells and our words will be full of light down the very letters of those words."
Born out of beats and a sample pack that Michael received from ccMixter LA-based producer The Concept of Energy, "Letterz" quickly became a collaborative effort. Burnz connected with J. Ross Parrelli, who has an extensive career of combining her music with uplifting community projects, and her melodic contribution became the chorus line. After working on demo versions of the track, the two felt it needed an infusion of reggae, so they contacted Mila Akilah, an independent artist from Kingston, Jamaica. She recorded her verses from her home in Jamaica and her artistry made the track feel complete. The track was mixed in Southern California and mastered in Greece. "Letterz" is truly a worldwide production!
The take away message of "Letterz" is one for the world as well - "When we really start loving ourselves, being ourselves, we can start freeing ourselves." The lyrics of "Letterz" dive right into the heart and lift our Souls up. "Let's use our words to empower!" exclaims J. Ross, and we agree with her.
Michael Burnz is a beloved hip-hop and rap-verse artist of the global music community ccMixter. His verses "BLM" were the cornerstone of the website's Break the Silence Remix Event, in honor of Black Lives.
"Michael Burnz is one of the most prolific artists I listen to today," remarked Emily Richards, CEO of ccMixter.org. "His poignant philosophies, memorable hooks, and positive vibrations evoke the redemptive spirit of Bob Marley. His unique rhymes, captivating rhythms and intelligent arrangements hearken the wordsmithing, activist influence of Public Enemy, Ice Cube and the Roots."
"Letterz" is available for listening everywhere.