Sideshow – “Henrik Clarke Kent”
Listening to Sideshow rap seems like flipping by an previous and dusty picture album as he offers you a vivid anecdote to go along with each image. The Ethiopia-born rapper relocated when he was eight to D.C. and he makes extraordinarily private music; I really feel like I do know him a bit bit higher with each verse. Final yr, his breakout second got here when he went toe-to-toe with Boldy James on the Alchemist’s heat and fuzzy-sounding EP reduce “TV Dinners.” He carries that momentum into his newest undertaking Wegahta Tapes Vol. 1. The one I’ve replayed probably the most is “Henrik Clarke Kent,” the place, over a well-recognized but soothing Proof beat, Sideshow mixes clear-eyed reflections with phrases of recommendation from his shut circle: “My brother from the land the place they talkin’ in all clicks/Instructed me ‘Life arduous don’t journey over small shit/And decide your phrases sensible don’t communicate all that nonsense’.” The regular and lowkey register supply he makes use of contributes to the intimate really feel. It’s a comforting slice-of-life portrait.
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