Namibia’s rap virtuoso, Proklaim, has returned to the forefront of the hip-hop scene with his thought-provoking track “Promised Land,” released on July 27, 2022. Known for his unique blend of wisdom-laden lyrics and candid storytelling, Proklaim continues to carve out his niche with this spiritual and motivational anthem.

The journey begins with the song exploding onto the scene with an intro that wouldn’t be out of place in a blockbuster trailer. “Pen on the page, spending the days there,” Proklaim opens, the heavy alliteration setting the tone for a journey inwards. This is not the average radio banger; it’s a two-minute, eight-second exploration of finding our truth delivered in a style that harks back to the golden age of boom-bap. Imagine early Kanye spitting rhymes over a J Dilla beat, and we’re halfway there.

Proklaim’s flow is as smooth as Namibian desert sand. He doesn’t waste a single word, weaving intricate wordplay and potent proverbs into a tapestry of motivation. Lines like “power in the words you get to say like presidents” land with the impact of a well-placed drum sample, reminding us of the power we hold within ourselves. His delivery is passionate and direct, like a friend rapping wisdom in the ear rather than a performer on a stage.

But what truly elevates “Promised Land” from great to exceptional is its message. This isn’t just a rap song; it’s a pep talk disguised as a banger. Proklaim tackles weighty themes like faith, determination, and finding our paths. My favorite line? “Walk the water when they sink boat / aiming at more, aiming at more, aiming at more, yes.” Here, Proklaim embodies the unwavering spirit needed to overcome adversity, to quite literally walk on water while others drown in doubt.

The production here is pure early 2000s magic. The boom-bap drums provide a solid foundation, while the soulful samples add a layer of warmth and depth. This instrumental tapestry perfectly complements Proklaim’s flow, allowing his words to resonate with even greater impact.

Overall, “Promised Land” is a motivational manifesto in the form of a head-nodding anthem. Proklaim reminds us that the path to our ‘Promised Land’ lies within, paved with hard work, self-belief, and the unwavering pursuit of purpose. With “Promised Land,” Proklaim cements his place as a voice to be reckoned with, a spiritual guide through the concrete jungle of life. For fans of old-school hip-hop and those seeking music with substance, Proklaim’s latest offering is a must-listen get you to the “Promised Land.”

Listen to “Promised Land” by Proklaim on Spotify or SoundCloud, and let us know your thoughts.

You can follow Proklaim here for more information.





PS: The artist was discovered on MusoSoup, and a contribution was made to publish this.