Hip Hop Songwriting Dad from Grafton

 

OZAUKEE TALENT REVIEW

September 20, 2016

by Angie Mack Reilly 

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of talent that came out to the Ozaukee Talent 10-10-10 Open Mic on September 18th.  One of those pleasant surprises was a “daddy-daughter duo” that captured the hearts of the audience members.  The event was streamed live on Facebook for the first time as people from all over the world watched.

Going by the stage name “Robert Alan” or “Karmatic”, Robert is your average family guy who works at a machining company in Saukville and manages a busy household with his fiance in Grafton.  Robert is a producer and songwriter who graduated from Port Washington High School.  He is self-taught.

karmatic-album

When Robert has a few moments to himself, he works in his home recording studio intended for his creative projects.  One of those creative projects is his newest album, KARMATIC, which is a series of eleven hip-hop (or pop) songs that deal with the theme of family.

Robert and his daughter performed his original, “As I Watch You Grow” which is an endearing song about watching his children grow up.   In all honesty, it was one of the most precious performances that I have ever seen.   His daughter got all dressed up for the event and his fiance came out with young children in a stroller to support him.  Robert thanks his fiance “Lisa” for the “countless hours, days, weeks, months and eventually years” it took for him to produce the album.

The song, “As I Watch You Grow” begins with young children crying behind a synthesized drum beat.  The lyrics begin,

As I watch you grow

you’re everything that I’ve dreamed of 

You look at me like I am so strong

So I’ll do all that I can….

The lyrics are authentically honest.  For example, he admits:

Discipline is a must, though

so I’m sorry if I yell

Just trying to do what is best for you

so you can excel

but sometimes all the stress gets the best of us all

I try to keep it together but then I fly off the wall

Robert’s lyrical style reminds me a little bit of Eminem.  Although I doubt that he will ever be as big as Eminem, I especially appreciate the lyrics, family-oriented themes and vocal melodies of his music.  This is his hobby.

Take a moment to LIKE HIS FACEBOOK PAGE

To obtain his CD or to book him for a birthday party (which is what I recommend), contact Karmaticmusic@yahoo.com

Purchase a CD.  Help a hard-working, hip-hop songwriting dad out.  Hopefully he will perform again for the next Open Mic!

The next 10-10-10 Open Mic is Sunday November 6th from 4 to 6 pm.  Email angie@ozaukeetalent.com if you would like to perform a 10 minute set.  We will be Live Streaming again on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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