RapReviews | Review: Reginald – Man Behind The Mask

manbehindthemaskSo what’s in a name? A few years ago, The Canon was “Waiting For Your Attention.” This time around, Reginald is revealing the “Man Behind the Mask.” Just like with “Waiting,” we’re presented with a young man finding his way through the world and rapping all about it – he’s a little bit older and seasoned this time around and it shows in his rhymes. Production on “Man Behind the Mask” is handled by the likes of Cam Osteen, This Is Sky, Kyle Clayton, Rollo Vasquez and Raymon Bueno.

From the onset, Reginald finds himself never wanting to write another sad song but readily admits that it’s tough not to do so when the odds are stacked so greatly against him. Problems like those are exactly why Reginald feels the lingering need to hop a “Red Eye” and just get away from it all. Not a care in the world. After snapping back to reality, “May Sound Crazy” shows Reginald’s dedication to always staying true to himself in both his life and his music, even at the cost of possibly coming across as being a bit off-kilter. As long as you feel him in the end, that’s all that matters. Our hero files his grievances with the treatment of the working class on “Brain Dead Slave,” likening it to modern day slavery, as he raps:

“I’m tired of goin’ through the slave shit
That modern day plantation
I know that I’m worth more than what I’m makin’
Plus it’s times when they don’t even give enough hours to make it
I’m tired, I feel like breaking, but no I will not allow it
I’m standing tall as a tower
Natural display of power
I’m takin’ mine back, I ain’t weak I’m tryna eat
But fuck the hand that feeds me, if it whips me to my feet
Force me to my knees, shackle me in debt
Harbor me with stress so I can ask them for a check
That shouldn’t be my life and I’m ready for a change
Millions more go through what I do and it’s a shame”

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