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“I really enjoy listening to your music.:) I will spread the word around to all my friends.”

Roshel Wesley

“I DO like your music and I think it's really unique not like the other mainstream sounds on the radio & tv today, wish you much success and my respect! ”

Dennis Montero

““Street Educated,” is the title release from Karolina Blue’s debut album of the same name. The mid tempo track is one that you can cruise, dance, or chill to. This is a strong message song and street anthem, and in this track, Karolina Blue conveys the fact that a street education is what he and many other people get and it is as meaningful and vital to survival as a college degree. With lyrics like, “/Streets, yeah they raised me/Pops wasn’t never round/Mama did her best/But struggled just to hold it down/ ,” the listener gets an idea of what life was like for this young artist growing up, which is important as it reflects the lives of many young men and women in the inner cities. The music is danceable, but smartly and purposely secondary to the lyrics, which carry the track to completion very nicely. ”


““Times Is Hard” begins slowly with an electronic guitar intro and then goes right into a hard groove mode. The bass, percussion, guitar riffs, and background harmonies are the perfect backdrop for the story Karolina Blue is conveying. Lyrically impressive from beginning to end, “Times Is Hard” addresses the struggle of many black families that is all too common these days with a single mother raising several kids and struggling to make it through times that are almost impossible – not just hard. But he gives his mother props for the job she did with the hand she was dealt – something many more inner city youth should understand and be thankful for. “Though times are hard/We’ll make a way” “It must be the norm/Black kids being poor/And some of them black kids don’t have a mother to adore/Nor father in the house/So they’re looking at the world/Seeing no way out/”. “Times Is Hard” is definitely a solid, profound, and thought provoking track that is truly mean”

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