Chicago is always flourishing with up-and-coming talent, but it often seems to be about who you know here rather than how good the music sounds. Now, that isn’t saying much because the music is almost always unheard of and spectacular, but there are definitely some underground gems who don’t receive nearly as much recognition as they deserve because other artists take over their spotlight, but considering these hard-working emcees were built by Chicago, that just makes them grind even harder until they get their own moment in the limelight.
Patrick Sun is someone who is pretty new to me personally, and although I don’t know a ton about him, I do know that the South Side spitter means serious business because he believes in his skills, and he has the evidence to back up his claims. My first listen came in the form of Patrick’s brand-new EP Crash, but after listening, there is so much more that I need to hear from him before I can truly state my full opinion, but just know when that day comes, it’s going to be nothing but positive words from me.
This project boasts 6 songs and lasts just over 15 minutes long, and he shows off his incredible dynamism and skillset, but with the amount of versatility on this project, I know he is just skimming the surface of his true potential. That’s saying a lot, though, because even this skim is as captivating as ever, and the reason why I need to listen to more before giving my entire opinion is that right now, I just don’t think I could do his work nearly enough justice.
He has certain songs on this EP that are hard, others that are more somber or resonant, and a few more that are painted with some of the smoothest flows in the world. At the same time, no matter what sound he utilizes on each song, his personality shines bright while bringing his various aptitudes along for the ride, making this one of the most unignorable tapes that I’ve heard in Chicago in a while. Patrick Sun is certainly on the rise, and Crash is just the next step in his journey, so don’t wait to get acquainted with the South Sider any longer and tap in ASAP.