As a man who has traveled the world, Sho Baraka finds himself more and more engaged in things such as international affairs and domestic activism.
Realizing that the lord has given him a voice and a platform, he desires to use it to help contribute to cultural and personal change in society. To that
end, Sho follows up "The Talented Tenth" with his newest album titled "The Narrative." The content of "The Narrative" touches on social consciousness,
issues of every day life and the struggles we face as humans. All the topics are saturated in a Gospel worldview which informs how Sho wrestles through
each train of thought. Just as Sho has grown up and matured, so has the sound of his music. "The Narrative" is heavily influenced by jazz and soul, while
still maintaining a hip-hop backbone. The soundscape is supported by live instrumentation, providing layers of musicality not often experienced on hip-hop
backbone. The soundscape is supported by live instrumentation, providing layers of muscality not often experienced on hip-hop albums. These musical
arrangements act as a soundtrack to the vivid word pictures Sho paints wiht his potent lyrics for the entirety of "The Narrative."