In order to treat his audience to something truly special, Kendall actually teamed up with two extraordinary guests: Bubba Sparxxx and Hosier in occasion of this release. The former is an American artist who is one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of his generation, having worked with legendary collaborators such as Timbaland, who also produced some of his music. On the other hand, Hosier is another talented artist who brings forth a unique voice and so much personality to the table. Kendall, Hosier and Bubba might seem like quite different artists to put on a song together, and this mix of personality might seem quite unlikely to some people. However, this might be exactly what actually makes this release so special! The 3 talented individuals featured on this track are incredibly vibrant and dynamic, and more importantly, the song captures a unique southern vibe, channeling the best of country, rock and hip-hop from the might Southern scene. This track is dynamic and raw, yet rounded around the edges in terms of great melodies and thoughtful arrangements that drive the intensity of the mix without necessarily making any compromise when it comes to the group’s integrity and edgy attitude. The song has a killer instrumental, which features a steady, incisive percussion pattern, interacting with a distorted guitar riff and a hefty bass line adding size to the mix. There is also room for some cool
effects in the background, including some vinyl scratch type sounds that tip the hat off to the golden age of hip-hop music, giving the arrangement a retro feel. The rock-inspired feel of this song, especially the guitar tones, actually make me think of legendary artists such as Tom Morello (from Rage Against The Machine) as well as current acts such as Fever 333, only to mention but a few. Mixing different genres is always a great way to stay creative and make every second count musically. This song is indeed a powerhouse of inventiveness and it is a strong example of what Kendall can achieve, not only by writing some killer tunes, but also having the vision to bring in the right collaborators for each and every single that he puts out. As they say, it’s never just about your own strengths: it’s also about who you are capable of surrounding yourself with!
“Country Boy” by Kendall Tucker, featuring Bubba Sparxxx & Hosier, is currently available on the best digital streaming platforms. Find out more and listen: