• Bryon Harris

Tabaris - "Hurt"

Review by Patrick Joseph

“Hurt” is a soulful and sensitive song that’s smooth as silk. Tabaris delivers a show-stopping vocal take that is reminiscent of classic soul while also sounding fresh and modern. The instrumental tracks are perfectly supportive, elevating the song without crowding the melody. The overall vibe of this song is hypnotic and satisfying. Production flash keeps the song delivering fresh sounds while the feel is solid as a rock.


Lyrically, “Hurt” is an expression of conflict. These lyrics give voice to the struggles of a relationship on the rocks.


“We haven’t been talking lately, About what we gonna do about me and you, The other day we were so cool.”


The music matches these lyrics perfectly, like a window into the mind of the songwriter.


“Coming in at 6 in the morning, You know that you’re wrong, You lie to my face tell me you love me, I know it ain’t a real baby.”

Tabaris uses his vocal inflections to add dimension to these poignant lyrics, which will certainly speak to anyone who’s been through a break-up.


The arrangement of “Hurt” perfectly captures the message of the song. The swirling guitar pattern keeps listeners grounded while the drum track offers dynamic peaks and valleys. Tabaris has plenty of space for expressive vocal melodies which are embellished beautifully. The vocal layering and production techniques help the tune, but Tabaris organically carries the melody. The virtuosic vocal delivery and quality songwriting converge to create a wonderful work of art in “Hurt.”

About Tabaris

Tabaris is an independent hip-hop rapper and singer, hailing from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Tabaris’ music has been honed over time resulting in singles like Deposits and Hurt that amassed major streaming numbers across the top music platforms. Deposits managed to hold its spot for over 28 weeks on different radio charts and hit the number one spot on an independent radio chart.


Since childhood, the artist has been looking after his siblings while evolving as a musician. The journey tried to knock him out but Tabaris only came back stronger. His passion for success and giving back to his community made Tabaris crush every thorn on the way. The artist spent months being homeless but the musical soul burning inside kept pushing him for perfection.


The self-discovery started when he used to visit Church and felt himself getting intense goosebumps from the melodious choirs. This ignited the passion inside Tabaris and he began learning instruments like drums and piano. Being naturally blessed with musical ability, he excelled in no time and soon went on to create his melodies.


The artist manifests his deepest feelings and sentiments in his work to create personal contact with his listeners while giving them something they can relate to. Being deeply rooted in the hip-hop genre, Tabaris has always looked up to legendary artists such as 2Pac, Biggie, and Jay-Z. Being a firm believer in individuality and creativity, Tabaris attributes his style to be wholly unique in a field overflowing with unoriginality; something that will bring people to a separate dimension.

For Tabaris, his people and the love for God inspire the art he produces. He has committed himself to repay his community with the language of music. His mission is to dive into the depths of hip-hop and share the extraordinary pearls he discovers on the journey. He takes pride in his work and Tabaris only sees growth for himself. The artist knows he has been chosen to leave a legacy behind; which is the sole purpose of his artistry.


According to Urban Influencers, Tabaris is an upcoming big thing in the hip-hop industry. His interviews have been featured in notable platforms like Muzique Magazine, Got Music Talent Magazine, Indie Jamz Radio, and many more. The gifted singer is currently busy crafting his next album that will be available on all major music platforms in 2021.


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