Bronx artist Ten$e just released his latest record “No Less” today which was produced and engineered by his right hand man L’Camino. This is the type of song that you create a music video to with your imagination; as he takes you along on a ride into a day of his life, with L’Camino creating a motion picture environment. From the wake up to the streets his life is a movie. On this record he speaks on why he needs everything that he’s prayed for and wanting no less because of the sacrifices that have been made up until this point. Ten$e’s energy and presence speaks for him throughout the song. Where he goes, his desires follow and most people are attracted to money and other material possessions but he’s one of the few people that attracts what he wants by being true to himself.
The items he wears from Ferragamo belts & Rick Owens shoes only enhances his aura. He’s living the lifestyle day to day; as he eats fettuccine and shrimp, getting whipped around in Porsches and spending tax free dollars at the mall. You can sense that he’s been exposed to the greater things in life at an early age and when you’re surrounded by that, it keeps you on your toes yearning and hustling for more no matter how far it may seem; it’s a chase, it’s a way of life. This whole record is dripping in sauce, however behind the flex there’s motivation & hope for the future. Along the adventure he’s already living pieces of what he wants but he lets you know that he’s not content with what he has, he needs it all, paid in full.
“Got the grip in my coat, Dolce & Gabbana cologne, No I can’t cover the dope, No i can’t cover the dope. No receipts cash only, hoppin out the Porsche that pony, off of that perc I’m cozy, off of that perc I’m cozy” – Ten$e
On the record he also speaks on how his peers tell him that they see him working towards his goals and not to let up because that gives them inspiration to keep pushing as well. He’s living life under the scope and that adds to the pressure to find his truth while also not taking steps back. The women that he deals with are in awe and even being too thirsty to find out what he’s about. He leaves them with a scar so they’ll never forget him (shout out to Prodigy!)
Ten$e has a Puerto Rican background and with this record he really tapped into his ancestors energy and sang his heart out; the latino heat is serious. This is for the fellas to get fly and hustle to and this is for the ladies to ride around and get a dollar to. L’Camino blacked out on this record as well, the instrumental never stays the same. As the track moves forward Camino changes moods with time, leaving you in suspense. L’Camino understands the highs and lows of life and puts that into his instrumentals, there’s no one feeling, the beat is a person itself.
This is the fourth record that these two have dropped this year and together they’ve cultivated a sound. It’s elegant, grimey and comes from a dark place with a light at the end of the tunnel. I had the pleasure of being the first to premiere this song and also linking up with the two in Raleigh, North Carolina of all places! which was an adventure within itself that I’ll be writing about soon. Be on the lookout for these two in 2018, their really cooking up heat and on a different type of time.