As is common in many cities, Boston has a prolific, yet unexposed, strain of drill-style music popular among artists and listeners. One underground star leading the charge is rapper 7981 Kal, making his first Lyrical Lemonade appearance with his debut project, “Devil in Disguise.” Raw, chilling, and sincere, this 6-song project is a powerful introduction to him and the world around him. Delivering brash threats, facts, and reflections into dark beats, he reveals himself to be deep in the streets. G Fredo, Illy Dee, and Hamma Thang also give strong featuring performances on their respective songs, solidifying the bitter atmosphere. Though it may be, understandably, hard to palette for some, his harsh voice has been ringing far—just check the numbers. With no influential cosign or recognition outside of few regional blogs, he has quickly accumulated a strong following.
Listen to “Devil in Disguise” below to see why, and keep his name on your radar.