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Ivori­an hip hop/rap artist Karim Tan­oé deliv­ers us “Eros Mur­mur”, the third track and third piece of the nar­rat­ive that is The Next Step. Con­tinu­ing with the battle between the real­ist and the dream­er, “Eros Mur­mur” gives off more of a fun and lust­ful vibe mak­ing it the most club-ready release up to this point. As expec­ted from Karim, there is more than meets the ear with this track. Where you hear lust it is in fact a deceit­ful lust, one that prom­ises false hopes in exchange for romance only fur­ther pin­ning the real­ist against the dream­er.

“Eros Mur­mur” can get you jam­ming, dan­cing, chilling or all of the above while you listen. It main­tains Karim’s intro­spect­ive spir­it but it does so in a more access­ible and relaxed way as com­pared to his oth­er two releases so far. The track alludes to a for­tune-tell­er selling dreams to his cli­ents and pin­ning these dreams up against lust­ful pur­suits. The real­ist and the dream­er are now in con­flict over who to believe but both share the pas­sion of lust and desire mak­ing this con­flict more nuanced than it was in the first two tracks. This nuance is heard through the vari­ation of deep intro­spec­tion and play­ful­ness appar­ent in the track.

This mix tape is a sequel to Karim’s The First Step which was released to acclaim from Huff­ing­ton Post last year.  The storyline builds up from this debut, as a trans­ition in power between the real­ist and the dream­er bring us into a new sound and energy for The Second Step. To our pleas­ure, Karim con­tin­ues put­ting emphas­is on lyr­i­cism and rhyme in this second mix tape, show­cas­ing the two most advanced and com­pel­ling com­pon­ents of his artistry. In a rol­lout plan that entices excite­ment sim­il­ar to the way prime-time pro­gram­ing did in the early 2000s , make sure to stay tuned each week to hear the next piece of Karim’s stun­ning and power­ful battle between real­ity and the world that he reima­gines for him­self. And ask your­self, what side do you give your power to?

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.