James Gardin has hit our pages several times – known for his empowering rhymes, uptempo melodies, and lyrical skill. His latest single, Diamond in the Rough is his magnum opus. The song’s chorus is catchy and takes a gritty, distorted, yet melodic approach. Diamond in the Rough’s song structure accentuates the chorus, one that empowers the underdog artist.

The song is for anyone who saw the intrinsic value of their gift before it was validated by outside sources. Investing in yourself and pushing through every setback is not easy, which James can attest to. This is his victory lap, sharing these experiences while encouraging the talented artists who are still grinding it out.

Stream on your favorite platform here.