Over the years, QuESt has remained one of my favorite artists doing it. We’ve been supporting since January 2009, and the Miami emcee has never disappointed. From dopeRoots-presented projects like Distant Travels Into Soul Theory and Broken Headphones, and quality releases like The Reason: A Defense Mechanism and Fear Not Failure, to this year’s incredible Searching Sylvan LP, I honestly can’t think of a weak link in the man’s catalog.
Now, going by his given name, Sylvan Lacue is back with some well-thought-out raps about the current state of the industry. Placing the focus on the new generation of Hip-Hop artists, and the fuckery that has been building over the years…
“I don’t see anyone talking about the cycle or formula we’ve all been subjected to for the past 3 to 4 years in Hip-Hop”. Sylvan says. “Especially when it comes to up & coming artists today, including myself. Not to sound preachy or anything. So I used Jay-Z’s ‘The Watcher 2’ as inspiration to speak about it.”
Embrace the Linzi Jae & Wishlade-produced “The Watcher 3” below, and be on the lookout for Mr. Lacue’s upcoming project, Far From Familiar – which will be a direct sequel to Searching Sylvan.
“Famous niggas come around, be like ‘I’m feeling the flow.’ Make their own remixes, bring you out to show – just to make themselves hot. You know how that shit go.”
Oh, like The Drake Effect?