Prince Canon A.K.A. Maxeus is an inspiring Hip Hop music artist highly influenced by Nas, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Logic, skilled in producing beats, writing lyrics, mixing and mastering as well as video production. He has just dropped his tongue-in-cheek track “Ramen Noodles”.
For those worldwide audiences not in the know Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish, consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and using toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed and green onions.
Now Prince Canon has turned this ‘quick satisfying meal’ into a Trap-Rap song, where “Ramen Noodles” intertwines with his lifestyle, hobbies, dates and girlfriends! Every word he spits here will set your mind in motion and often bring a smile to your face.
Prince Canon is very real and intellectual with his lyrics, but delivers them in a slick, cool and humorous way on this track. Though he can switch his themes rather thoroughly, just take a listen to “Inception”, “Benjamin” or “Into The Mind of Will”.
The amount of wordplay and rhyming skill that leaks out of your speakers when this is playing is absolutely mind blowing. Prince Canon brings you into his world and keeps a firm grip on your consciousness throughout. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, if you were labeled a rapper in the industry, you actually had to have skill in rapping.
Thankfully, Prince Canon has some great technical skills and can tell palpable stories. Even humorous ones like “Ramen Noodles” which moves away from the stereotyped bling-bling and gangsta sorties.
I believe that the production could have been better thought out as it’s a little noisy and overbearing on the speakers, so there’s still work to be done in that department for Prince Canon – though I have already noticed a smart turnaround on his track, “Come & Go”, which forges a pile-driving beat production.
With that said, “Ramen Noodles” fully demonstrates Prince Canon’s artistry and clever wordplay.