We’re going to listen to “Dreams” by Truth Shakur and review it based on 5 characteristics. Take a listen to the track below and let us know if our ratings are accurate! As always first up is wordplay. Wordplay is the witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words. I don’t think Truth’s focus was on wordplay. I believe ‘he wanted to get his message across as straightforward as possible. Which is great! Its makes things easier for the listener to understand exactly what you’re talking about. Up next is rhyme scheme. “Dreams” definitely has a 90’s feel to it. From the feel to the rhyme scheme and the beat. There are points when you think he’s gonna rhyme on a certain part of the beat but then he switches it up. Truth definitely showed diversity when rhyming.
As mentioned before Truth Shakur’s rhyme scheme gives you that old school 90’s feel and so does his flow. He has a simplistic flow that makes it easy to understand his lyrics and not get lost. He doesn’t throw big fancy words at you and 5 syllable rhyme schemes. Instead he says what he means and that’s that! You won’t have to jump through hoops to understand his music. Trust us! A simplistic flow isn’t always a bad thing especially in Truth’s case. The delivery on this track is good. Taking everything we discussed earlier plus the beat really shows Truth Shakur’s artistry. If you didn’t already take a listen to the track below and let us know what you think!