Atlanta -based femcee iNKk drops life and love lessons on her latest single “Love
Life Principles” featuring fellow ATLien Giovonni Pratt. This laid back groove features inspirational lyricism, premiere instrumentation and an undeniable chemistry between two artists that are destine for greatness. The track’s underlying message of loving (someone/something else or one’s self) and being inspired by love is sure to spread its positive vibe to the masses.
The duo trade a variety of motivational punch lines pertaining to their individual depiction of one of the strongest emotions known to humanity. iNKk playfully describes her intimate daydreams as she spits: “Ink spots to cover the sheets/that’s covering me/it should be covering we.” Pratt follows up with: “In the zone in my home I recline, beautiful mind/as I gaze through this window unwind, sharing the time.” The two go back and forth like a pendulum swinging infinitely. Each emcee is on point lyrically and hold their own on the microphone.
The track couples incomparable Boom-Bap drums with a mellow string sample. The snare drum is filtered with decay effects, making it the focal point of the composition. The string sample compliments the accompanying instrumental components of this relaxing piece. A subtle bass line adds a savory splash of flavor as low subtle tones faze in and out through the tracks refrain.
iNKk’s clever lyricism united with Pratt’s charismatic delivery make for an interesting collaboration. The chemistry is apparent between these two emcees on the track’s refrain. Each artist’s voice soars gracefully across the instrumental like an eagle ascending through the atmosphere. However, chemistry cannot mask poor judgment. Pratt’s adlibs are annoying and detract from the true value of his lyrics. It’s hard to understand the message he is conveying with all of the talking that is taking place behind his lyrics.
Despite the minor setback one fact still remains, this is really a decent song. Pratt and iNKk give a tight and intellectual verbal exchange over a well-crafted, smooth contagious beat. The song is a certified heater and should be placed in the rotation.