A friend shares a song with me;
My brain doesn't register its sound.
It's something new and fresh;
As I listen further- I want to find out more about the artist that created it, so I dig.
I don't have to dig deep to find information.
I also quickly find out there are many different facets to his talent: comedy, painting, cinematography...
and all of 19 years old.
He’s had no formal education- taught himself English, only via the internet.
He has a youtube video that went viral- with more than 125m views.
I vaguely remember watching the video under his previous moniker- rich chigga.
It’s a satirical rap music video.
Fast forward July 26, 2019,
The Sailor comes out.
Complex arrangements and just enough sampling on some of the tracks, to make it sound familiar without being dependent on the original.
His lyrics reveal his vulnerability as a rapper, a teenager and a human.
Can't help but have high expectations for his future endeavors- but for now, I’m going to enjoy this album.
Link below to his his music video/short film of a few of his tracks from the album.