Published on August 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
How The Love of A Daughter Saved A Father
indigomerkaba is a Hip Hop artist from Adelaide, Australia. Growing up with a graffiti background he makes a point to represent true Aussie Hip Hop culture. He grew up writing graffiti, being around drugs, violence and crime to then solely focusing on his craft to create a better life for him and his family. His influences include, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nipsey Hussle and Conway The Machine. Lyrics are a big part of Indigo’s music, focusing on storytelling and intricate rhyme schemes. His first mixtape, A Collection Of Memoirs, On The Path To Recovery is a tell all tale of being at some of his lowest point in life to then emerging to becoming the sober, happy man he is today, by telling these stories in raw, artistic and an honest way. Relentlessly working this year, he has landed features with UK heavy hitter Leaf Dog and America’s own Mark Battles.
Indigo has explained that he thinks he is one of the best artists in Australia today, and a lot of people seem to agree. With his monthly listeners going up with each song it seems there is no slowing up for him anytime soon. His release “Aura” is a storybook style release dedicated to his daughter featuring songs that contain lessons for her to learn and grow from as she grows up, as well as anyone else who is a parent or people in general who need to take in some of the same lessons he is sharing with his audience. With production completely by Sydney producer, Aura, the entire tape is very cohesive in sound with the beats complimenting the themes of the songs very well.
”Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to be keeping its dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
– Tupac Shakur
Aura by indigomerkaba is about giving insight to his new experiences of being a father and a husband as well as leaving meaningful life lessons for his daughter to learn from as she grows to be older.
The opening song “Sometimes” is a track explaining how he sometimes feels, the moments of feeling suicidal, feeling hopeless, battling his own mind with depression and self doubt but finds clarity by looking in his daughter’s eyes.
“Money Make The World Go Round” is about exactly what the title says, a song about how money rules the world and how he will not stop until he is able to build family wealth for his entire family tree.
This is indigomerkabas first full length project for the year after releasing single after single relentlessly in 2020. There are a few reasons for the name of the project being called Aura. The first being indigomerkaba’s daughter’s name is Indigo-Aura. Secondly the entire project is produced by a talented producer from Sydney who goes by Aura.
Aura is also what indigomerkaba explains as the prelude to another full length project expected to release at a later date called “Phoenix”, which will be the embodiment of becoming better mentally, musically and being the best version of himself.
He says, “Aura is me explaining how my daughter saved my life, showing my softer side, being vulnerable. Phoenix is me saying to everyone yo, I’m here now and I’m not going anywhere, I’m here to stay. I’m at my strongest, thank you, showing my strength and artistry at its peak”.
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