"Mercy" – Prince Tai

Prince Tai
From the CD, Lessons (2017)
Available at iTunes

Prince Tai art workBy Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

I got goodness on my right side
I got mercy on my left
And I know I don’t deserve it
Even my haters callin’ me blessed

Don’t mistake Prince Tai’s declaration for conceit, because while the singer/songwriter acknowledges, “I’m far from what I was,” he makes no bones about his need for God’s continual mercy.  In fact, “Mercy” is the name of his hip-hop tinged contemporary single and the plea therein contained.  The hook alone is infectious, but the prayer lyrically expresses a widespread confession and request: “I’m far from what I was, but I’m not yet what I shall be.  Have mercy on me…”

Prince Tai is based in Norcross, GA, and has caught the eye of notables like Drake, Michelle Williams, Tyrese, Erica Campbell, Tweet, and Missy Elliott.