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Romantic angst. It’s a storied conundrum that has berated the beats of many of our most beloved songs, and for all real romantics, it’s not so much as a problem, as it’s more like a valued vehicle of passion.

Maybe you revel in the sound designs that’ve designated feuds of feelings, as a refuge from the grief of your own amorous revelations. You might even just like to listen to tunes with the power to torment, for the sake of the emotional ride. Either way, it’s unequivocally transcendental, and it’s a staple for many of the songs we employ into our lives. Such stylings also prove to be quite lucid in the latest Hip-Pop Single release by NF titled, “Time”. 

NF is an American rapper from Gladwin, Michigan. He’s not a stranger to many fans of both secular and gospel Hip-Hop. In 2017 his album “Perception” debuted at number 1 on Billboard 200, which was pivotal in the premise that rappers couldn’t popularly embrace spirituality on wax. Despite the reality that prime spitters like Ye, Lacrae, and DMX have outspokenly charted with songs about their own spiritual beliefs, NF did it with an entire LP. It was truly monumental for both the appreciators and conspirators of those types of Rap songs, and it opened the floodgates for artists and radio formats to embrace such changes. NF is, at times, as simplistically complex as a recording artist, as he is impressive lyrically, and he has a plethora of music out that can be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music. 

The latest NF track, “Time” has a violinistic intro that augments what’s sure to be a vehement volley of passion and pain which enhances NF’s traditional poignant and pointedly potent flow. The verses on his latest single, put his relationship flaws and shortcomings on display amid an openness and reflective regard that proves very relatable to all of us at one time or another. There are stand out stanzas like, “A little time to show you I’m worth it, / I know that I can be a difficult person, / I’m a stress case, drive you up the wall when I’m workin’, / Actually, I’m probably worse when I’m not…You don’t deserve it.” Then there is the chorus’, “Even if we both break down tonight, / And you say you hate me, And we go to bed angry, / I know everything will be alright, / I’ll be here waiting, I promise I’m changing, / I just need…Time,” prove just how lit this kid is with the pen. The solid production on “Time” works more than well, and makes this single ‘a summer must listen’. 

There’s a wave evolving through both Rap and Pop, and NF’s latest single, “Time” brings that wave to the surface. This wind of sound whistles loudly; Rap is allowing Pop to take its hand in the tout for creativity and resourcefully, unity.

There’s an undeniable power in the genres of Rap and Pop, but it’s even more evident in the combined art of music. If you’re a lover of both Hip-Hop as well as Pop, and you get a chance to travel to places like England, France, and one of my favorites, Poland, you’ll see just how moving the love for the art can feel; People who may not even speak the same language, can still sense the congenial of connections by way of the appreciation for a song.

NF’s “Time” is not only a therapeutic listen for the edgy romantics out there, but the lineage of the creative breakthroughs that underline it, has molded it into a sonic momentum of the moving times within the confines of Hip-Pop music.

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