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Angels Don’t Call Me – [Sækyi]

Rap is an extremely tough genre to be vulnerable in, but that probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with the genre. Most of the time, artists are solely concerned with having the most expensive clothes, the fastest cars, the shiniest gold chain, or whatever else will earn them the title of “the biggest flex of the day”. Whether that’s what an artist needs to promote in order to get views or to cover up their real introspections, there is simply no changing this because it’s what the majority of hip-hop listeners enjoy, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to turn heads. If you don’t believe me, just ask Sækyi, a Ghanaian-American, Virginia-born emcee who is putting all of his efforts into changing the landscape of rap as we know it, and so far, I’d say he’s doing a pretty remarkable job. Although you won’t hear too many flexes on his latest album Angels Don’t Call Me, it’s the break that I personally needed to refresh, reflect, and reconsider what I may have previously thought was great music. Sækyi doesn’t leave a single stone unturned on this project, using all 9 songs and 23 …

Angels Don’t Call Me – [Sækyi]

In all honesty, Virginia might not be the first place you think of in terms of a musically dominant state, but that makes it even more interesting, in my opinion. I like to look off the beaten path and listen to artists who are making a name for themselves regardless of the resources or easy access they have to buzz, and when someone starts to make waves without riding the coattails of another emcee from their area that is receiving notoriety, that’s how I know they truly mean business. I’ve said it before, but just because a location isn’t known as a musical hub doesn’t mean that there aren’t immense talents that call that place home, and it’s these emcees who seriously pique my interest much more than the artists who start to gain some traction in a city that everyone is already clued into. Sækyi is someone who I have listened to a few times over the last year or two, and while I need to tap in with much more of his music, I realize with each additional listen that he is here to make a statement, and I hear that loud and clear. His latest release is …