“They say every hood is the same. Same traps, few ways out. Coming up I saw many of these places. Seemingly ignored, I often wondered how such environments could exist for so long. It’s almost as if they can’t see us. As if those areas on the map are blacked out by the darkest substance known. All you would see is Vantablack.”
The North Carolina rapper Solemn Brigham is set to release his new album South Sinner Street (Mello Music Group) on September 24, 2021. Today he shares the new single “Vantablack,” ahead of the release, and following up his last single “Dirty Whip.” Across the album’s 14 songs, South Sinner Street argues for Solemn Brigham as one of the most exciting artists in underground hip-hop, a technical virtuoso who also happens to be one of the genre’s most surprising, most deeply personal songwriters. The album evokes the feeling of climbing onto a house’s roof to survey the nearly-burning city around you, with all the peril that entails––but also all the possibility.