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Keasha Beard


Released September 2016

At a time when we could all use some, Keasha Beard delivers a little well-timed faith with Transform. This is a solid rap record with smart verses and deft production from Moshae Beats. These 15-tracks seek truth and God and demonstrate defiance against hardship. A lot of them are also damn catchy celebrations of positivity, like the second track that chants “I MADE IT,” as a mantra of certainty. I remember listening to this on headphones and laying on the lawn at Volunteer Park, making shapes and figures from the wondrous clouds, and finding these narratives were speaking right to me. An eye-catching cover, too. It’s worth seeking this one out.