Sirius Blvck embodies everything that an emerging hip-hop artist should be. His debut LP, Light In The Attic, is a 13-track compilation that demonstrates a substantial amount of talent from such a young emcee.
Sirius Blvck hails out of Indianapolis, and he doesn’t bombard social media accounts with egotistic statements, a fake follower count or posts drowning in emojis, all of which are unnecessary tactics that are seen much too often with rappers who are trying to make it in the industry. It’s refreshing to see an artist who lets the music speak for itself. Blvck went all in with Light In The Attic and each track embodies something different than the one before it.
The opening track, “Intro (Colors),” grabs your attention with vocodored lyrics and a respectable “I just want to be heard” motif. “Midwest kid with a bucket and beat, just wanted to speak,” this track reveals that his M.O. is almost Nas-like in the sense of a need for a human microphone. Another notable track is “Tribe Quest” which features Oreo Jones and DMA. This is a prime example of three emerging artists coming together to create evidence that they have the talent to take over. The title track “LITA” gives an explanation as to why the album was named as such. Blvck closes the album out with two bonus tracks featuring a plenitude of different artists.
The entire LP needs to be listened through multiple times in order to be fully understood and appreciated. At a time when authentic hip-hop artists are on the decline, it’s faith-restoring to see an artist who has bouts of talent and isn’t boasting it to the world in order to be recognized. Light In The Attic was released on December 15 with Rad Summer and can be purchased here.