Gemstones “Break Every Chain” f/ Tasha Cobbs
After recently signing to XistMusic, Gemstones is ready for his first release from the label — the upcoming mixtape, After. To bring it in, he releases the first single this morning — an ode to the Lord and an outlet of his personal highs, lows, and emotions throughout the journey. Singer Tasha Cobbs laces the hook and provides a nice female balance sonically, as Gemstones performs two verses for the song. The first is almost like a spoken word, with not the usual fast flow that Gem puts down, but rather the slowed-down talking melody he sometimes does. This proved to be a warm-up of sorts for the 90 second stretch starting right at the 2 minute mark. I’ll let Gem impress with an increasingly high-energy fast-flowing and personal verse that I simply shook my head at (like ‘wow’) after listening. This alone made it a *Tibs Fav.
For the casual fans out there, come into this one ready to listen and you may come away with a similar feeling as I. Looking forward to After!