The artist Munir Vibes, first started putting out mixtapes under the name of King Kenn. However, in the midst of creating a buzz he got arrested on drug charges, which led to serving 2 years in prison. This changed his perspective. He went back to school and became an electrician, moreover his passion for music was reignited. Shaking the hold of the streets, and allowing his principled thoughts, to spark a vision that burned in his heart, saw the artist become reborn as Munir Vibes. He now yearned to uplift and motivate people towards becoming the best versions of themselves. A lesson he himself had learned firsthand through the power of belief.
A certified Ho’oponopono practitioner and ordained minister (non-religious), Munir Vibes spreads his message through his inspirational thought provoking music, life coaching, and powerful meditations. For those not aware, Hoʻoponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
The aspirations of the practice can be defined in keywords and phrases, such as: “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, and rectify,” as well as: “goodness, uprightness, morality, correct or proper procedure, excellence, and well-being, etc.”
The born in Philadelphia, New Jersey resident, is also an excelling student at Full Sail University, and the founder of Vibes Up Entertainment. On May 14th Munir Vibes released his single “Pray” to the world. The track is as much introspective, as it is inspirational. “I pray all those mistakes that I made do not define me today, I pray” sings Munir Vibes in the hook. “I pray I don’t get judged by those days. I took a chance and I paid, I pray.” he concludes.
In essence, “Pray” describes Munir Vibes’ personal journey, from who he once was, to who he is today. Along the way he drops plenty of wisdoms and anecdotes to inform and inspire others. The rhymes: “Learn from my mistakes is why I never lose. Success is the choice ima always choose. Strive for greatness trust the process. Never let the haters stop the progress,” leave plenty to chew on, in reference to your own personal situation.
But Munir Vibes has a whole lot more to say as the track moves forward. As a matter of fact, his deep, honest words are the highlight of “Pray”. One cannot help but fall in love with artists like Munir, who are forthright and positive in their endeavors.
Though this song draws from his own personal experiences, unlike most rappers who tend to focus attention to themselves, Munir Vibes opts to focus on the song’s messages and those who need to hear it most.
Munir Vibes a highly competent rapper and storyteller, but more importantly, he’s a fantastic writer. “Pray” interweaves profound introspection with incisive observations. The artist articulates the human experience in both its weaknesses and strengths, and tells us how to avoid the former, and unleash the latter.
In doing so, the track defines Munir Vibes’ flow and caliber as a remarkable lyricist in hip-hop. He isn’t your ordinary rapper, and unlike the majority of mainstream hip-hop, his aspirations are being projected by positivity and redemption.