In a city where many people are pursuing the same dream of being a hip hop artist, it’s easy to get lost in the mix. But one artist is trying to rise above the adversity that comes his way.

St. Louis native Barry Cannon goes by the moniker Man of Destiny. He has been doing his thing for a while and he hopes that by continuing his love of music, he will get far.

He is currently working on a full-length, self titled album, Man of Destiny. The album, which is halfway done, contains 10 songs and points out that it’s real lyrical. In it, he talks about topics that plague many of us such as overcoming many struggles, his dreams and aspirations, his likes and interests, human rights, social justice and how society treats him on a daily basis. He also touches on a serious topic of depression, which is something he has dealt with. He feels it is important to talk about depression and mental illness in the black community.

Within his music, he draws from his favorite artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest, Linkin Park, N.E.R.D and his all-time favorite, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, who he says he got to open for one time.

In five years, he would like for more people to know his name, sell more albums and do bigger shows.

In the meantime, you can check out his music at the link below.

Victoria Dickson
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