Taurean Meacham is a hip-hop and R&B artist based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Known for his conscious rap style and experimental samples, Meacham’s driving force is, in his own words, storytelling: “Music is the number one form of communication across all civilisations. It tells the story of the people. I’m just looking to tell my own.” Influenced by music legends from Prince and Nas to Jimmie Hendrix and David Bowie, Meacham’s creative process is “coordinated chaos” – though the words always come first. His new album Oahu Noir, released in May 2020, draws on life, love and loss in Hawaii, and features a lineup of international producers that reflect his travel history. Meacham originally hails from New Jersey. As a child, Meacham sang in choirs and wrote poetry and short stories. In his teens, his creative talent manifested in rap lyrics and song production. He then began to build his career as a producer and DJ before independently releasing rap albums November (’06) and Untitled (’07). Follow the artist for updates and new music. According to Taurean Meacham, this new song, The Life, is about self empowerment and teaching generational wealth. It is a very informative song that needs to be emphasized especially amongst Black communities.