#TheVoiceOfHipHop: James Lewis (@iamjameslewis) #Rapper #Voices #Sounds

Today is our first weekly focus on the voices of rappers. Our subject today: James Lewis.

It's weird how we associate voices with a time and place. The moment I heard James Lewis I could picture myself when I was in college, some twenty years ago, and Gang Starr or PM Dawn might be playing in my headphones. His voice is reminiscent of a time when the diversity of rapper's voices was a commodity. His tone is husky and matched with his flow makes you feel like he might be singing, but he isn't.

Listen to James Lewis, preferably with red wine and maybe some candles ... and maybe that someone you consider special.