Gemstones is one of the few artists that never disappoints lyrically for me. Ever since his On The Road To Glory, My Story project a few years ago, Gemstones has passionately delivered thought-provoking personal stories amongst in-depth lyricism. So naturally, I am thrilled about Gemstones’ first release in a long while called “Let Your Light Shine”.
Right off the song title and single art, I knew I would vibe with the spirit of this record as Gemstones does just what the song says and lets his light shine. He displays a furiously fast flow and raps about his musical journey that has left him held back at times. However, the new signee of Xist Music continues to break through with each project and I can see this song springboarding him again with Elephant In The Room 2 (?!)
What’s also unique about the record is not only the melodic, video-game esque layer in the production, but also the structure. Gem raps for about 2/3 of the record with his labelmate, female vocalist Adia putting down a powerful, triumphant ending that only gets better as it escalates. An easy *Tibs Fav. to add to the rotation and I can’t wait for more from Gemstones.