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What is a lyricist? One who is simple and complex in conveying his/her message effectively; one who provokes thought by painting a picture with words artistically. Songwriter/Producer, Ntellekt, has proven he is well beyond the word “lyricist”.
When the talented songwriter first introduced Ntellektual Mind album with song “Poetry”, putting forth the task at hand: “From Robert Frost to William Shakespeare/ Abirigines Tribes and the the way they shake spears”, or “Beautiful Face” with “Eternal visions and thoughts of bein’ your man/Your hourglass shape that’s embedded in my hands/You move through my soul like the hourglass sand/Beautiful face that travels like distant lands”.These lines of slick and nimble wordplay gained the lyricist over two million plays on his Myspace page since 2009, not to mention these are just a few lines complimented by honesty, conscience, and perspective.
While focused on lasting impact, the Mind Therapy Mixtape is indicative of the different space within which Ntellekt now finds himself. The prestigious songwriter is not only limited to writing metaphors to bangin’ hip hop tracks, but has also written and produced (Ntellekt & Mack Productions) R&B smash hit, “I Don’t Want You”, sung by vocalist Fatima Washington of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Be on the lookout for this up-and-coming songwriter/producer, Ntellekt’s Mind Therapy Mixtape is a true sign that “real” hip hop has returned.