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  • Bryon Harris

The Sir Duke - 'Comes and Goes'

The Sir Duke is a prolific Hip Hop artist with the drive, passion and skills to make a permanent mark on the music scene. The Sir released several albums from 2002-2006 including Upperground, N-Tensity, and N-Sight. His sound became a staple in the college music scene across the East Coast and Midwest regions. The Sir has opened for various top acts while developing his own unique sound described as "Retro Hip Hop Meets Royal Production." “Comes and Goes” is a great introduction to the magnificent talent of The Sir.

“Comes and Goes” is an enticing track that pulls you in right from the start. As the song start, The Sir gives a small spoken introduction as the beat starts to build up. The quality of the production is Grade A professional; the production alone shows that The Sir is serious about his music. Great production, being an integral part of hip-hop music, is part of what gives The Sir a sharp edge on the competition.

When the beat drops and The Sir comes into his first verse, his classic flow has you hooked to his sound right away. His vocal tone is excellent, smooth and intense. If the top notch production and his skills on the mic aren't enough, then The Sir tops it all off with an infectious hook completing this powerhouse song. In a nutshell, The Sir Duke is radio and chart ready. He has put in the time; he developed his signature; and now - he has re-emerged at the top of his game.

"Comes and Goes" has several themes delivered with meaningful and powerful lyrics. The lyrics don't come off as trying too hard or unnatural; instead the delivery is genuine and real. The messages are straight-forward. Nothing in live is guaranteed. Even your relationships are temporary, they have "expiration dates." You have choices. Personal struggles come and go. Along with the meaning, is a message: "Tomorrow ain't promised cuz it comes and goes. And no amount of money can stop it so. Be careful with your life cuz soon you'll know. You can live it fast or slow, it all comes and goes." A strong bridge section counts it out "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 bills comes and go...6, 7,8, 9, 10 ho's come and go.. 1,2,3,4,5 bills come and go. Money, hos', clothes, friends and foe's come and go." The overall message, "you sow what you reap." Everything that happens to you is a result of your own actions so if you are going for immediate gratification, that gratification isn't going to last.

To compliment the song is an equally polished video. Check it out.

There is no doubt that The Sir Duke is a master. The royalty comes in the richness of the message delivered by a strong hook and great production. “Comes and Goes” is proof that The Sir Duke has what it takes to be part of Hip Hop and although the song seems to say that everything comes and goes, this artist is here to stay because "Comes and Goes" gets under your skin and stays there. "Comes and Goes" is available for purchase on CDBaby. For more information on The Sir and his music/whereabouts, check out his website.

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