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Written byJosh Raynham

“Through the lyrics, I hope listeners take away a sense of motivation. We love our art and intend to push the envelope every time we create” – KAR33M

KAR33M is an Afro-Soul artist that creates narrative style music using 3 different voices, providing a unique perspective with each voice. The Nigerian-Canadian artist, now based in Ottawa, often recalls his first contact with music in his younger days growing up in Nigeria with his family. KAR33M was exposed to a plethora of different sounds at an early age, he remembers waking up to the sound of his grandmother singing him songs of praise in Yoruba and moving around the house while dancing to songs from artists like King Sunny Ade and Ayinde Wasiu Mashal played by his mother. Later on in his life he would be exposed to western music when he would spend time with his uncles who would play music from artists like Usher, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Westlife and Back street boys.

Developing his skills and talent in the arts and honing in on the lyricism he admired from genres of music like Afrobeat, Rap, Pop, R&B and Soul KAR33M would go on to write his debut Neo-soul EP titled WHOAMI? An EP about Black Identity, love, and existentialism. He is also the CEO and founder of Woke Studios, a music company that nurtures Afro-diverse musicians looking to hone their artistic talents.

So May I” is the powerful new track created by KAR33M and rapper TkMN. This title speaks to the struggles and triumphs of the artistic journey. “So May I,” is a soulful and motivational song which urges listeners to keep pushing forward despite the challenges they face, and to turn to prayer as a source of strength and inspiration. With a mesmerizing beat and stirring vocals, “So May I” also features an angelic breakdown session that captures the transcendent feeling of communing with a higher power.

This is a must-listen for anyone looking for uplifting, soul-stirring music that speaks to the heart and soul.

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