A SOUL POET’S GIFT TO YOU
Karen Gibson Roc wears her soul on her sleeve. And the VH1-HBO soul poet has an enormous gift to give those who listen to her entrancing weave of music and spoken words—she will help you awaken your own soul to the peace and serenity everyone is searching for.
Karen is a joy to listen to because of the purity of her vibe. She’s pushed all the chips in in favor of creativity, equality, and self discovery, and those are beautiful things. Those of us who have followed her since the first days her immense gift manifested itself now can hear the wisdom of a more mature woman who gives us her insights into coming of age and becoming a wife and mother.
Her beats are a little cooler now, though the passionate hip hop poet of her younger days is clearly with her still in her new spoken word creations. But her rhythms are cooler and reflective of what it takes to have a successful life: Slow it down. Take a look around. Look at these beautiful people walking with me now.
The lovely sensuality of the pieces in her latest album, The Cool of the Day, may remind you of the effortless smoothness of Sade’s music married to hip hop visionary Lauryn Hill’s verbal quest to overturn all the applecarts. And what does Karen Gibson Roc find when she turns over the stones?
Light and love. The same things you are looking for.
—MARK FOGARTY, author of WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY: An Amazing Journey to the Heart of Rock and Roll.