Nune aka Mr.Propane- “Black Man”
Review by Reagan March & Staff
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Nune Aka Mr. Propane's song "Black Man" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Song in the Rap / Hip Hop category. During such a difficult time in society as a whole, Nune aka Mr.Propane’s new single, “Black Man”, has a message that everyone wants to hear. From the extremely professional hip hop sound, to the classic feel, Nune perfectly expresses his message in this song. As the intro eases into his rapping, the gradual crescendo into the music builds anticipation for the first verse. The echoing synths and drum groove create a classic 90’s rap feel allowing listeners a sense of comfort.
As the song progresses, Nune’s soothing rap tone bears nothing but satisfaction to the listener’s ear. The variety of rapping and certain sections of the song where he is singing add great texture to the piece. The message of his song becomes quite clear even just from the beginning phrases such as, “Black man, black man where are you? I’m searching for myself cause in myself I find you”. Even continuing to the interlude with K-Rino, “I know mama and daddy love me, after that I’m not sure”, the message of the piece exhibits itself to be a message of hope.
Going through life facing constant adversity can be difficult, but personal dreams cannot be squandered by the unfair world, one must persist. He even states, “I won’t let this world take me”, which is a constant phrase used throughout the choruses of the piece, perhaps glancing on the fact once again that perseverance is a necessity in order for someone to succeed in living a better life than what once was.
The overall tone of the song sets up discussion for serious issues to be spoken about on a deeper level. “Black Man” deserves a worthwhile listen to and listeners will be satisfied that they have found a true classic. The true artistry is evident in Nune’s song considering the fact that all elements of great music have been addressed including the ability to make a change in society or even just one person. Can Nune aka Mr.Propane become the next big artist for change? The answer is, yes.
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About Nune aka Mr. Propane During his early youth growing up in Southern Louisiana music has always been a bridge and way of audible exploration into the different takes on life's twists and turns. It's crazy but growing up in a household of five for much of his childhood under strict guidelines, rap music was not really condoned by his mother which tried her best to keep his ears free of the hip-hop movement. From the deep and explicit tales of growing up in low income communities, finding fellowship among brethren, and a focus on many of the hardships and harrowing tales of growing up in poverty induced in the lyrical content, it isn't hard to understand her reasoning. For right outside our door we too were faced with some of those same hardships. Even still artist like Tupac Shakur, Nas, Bone Thugs & Harmony, K-Rino, and Scarface all had that special something that resonated deep. These poetic, emotion filled thoughts, and poignant delivery of each lyric was all it took to make Nune (Noon) a serious Hip-hop fan and artist.