Alan Ward, the Mid-West rapper with a soulful touch, emerges as a torchbearer of the golden era of rap with his latest single, “Bucket.” This track pays homage to the roots of hip-hop, featuring heartfelt verses and a melancholic soulful beat that transports listeners back to the glory days of backpack rap.
“Bucket” opens with a nostalgic beat that immediately sets the tone for Alan Ward’s introspective lyricism. The melody, with its melancholic undertones, harks back to the golden era of backpack rap, where storytelling and lyricism took center stage. “Bucket” captures the essence of an era where authenticity and substance defined the genre.
The track unfolds with Alan Ward’s distinctive flow, delivering verses that weave a tapestry of sincere reflections and observations. The lyricism is sharp, introspective, and devoid of gimmicks, resonating with fans who appreciate the authenticity and depth that characterize classic hip-hop.
Alan Ward is a rap artist who was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. After finishing school in Winona, MN, Ward started his music career at the end of 2019 by dropping his first EP Joon. Following a solid response, Ward continued his passion releasing 2 more singles before the year end. These singles were included on his first mixtape along with 5 other tracks. “Lyrical”, “bass heavy” and “cool” were immediate descriptions of Ward’s sound. Before closing out 2020, he dropped another single that was later part of his second mixtape Dolo. His first music video also came out that year to the lyrical b-cut track Studio Time. The consistent run proved to be a slight success after landing in several publications & getting both national & international radio placement.