Quick Thoughts: Hailing from Washington D.C., up and coming rapper LB199X has been on our radar for some time now. His music is a breath of fresh air for hip-hop, as he has the talent to create beautiful hooks and energetic verses, but you won’t be able to compare him to hip-hop's mainstream acts. On some tracks, you’ll notice his incredible lyrical ability when he comments on politics and social movements; however, his most recent release diverges from those themes and takes you on a carefree ride that will leave you at peace by the time it's over.
Eulogy finds LB199X team up with singer-songwriter Sy Smith and their chemistry is apparent throughout the track. The two artists trade off sections at first but unite in harmony near the end of the song, which feels appropriate given the impressive balance between Smith’s weightless voice and LB199X’s confident delivery. In all, the track showcases what each artist is capable of and we’re grateful they linked up to create this masterpiece. We will keep a close eye on LB199X and hope to see more releases from him as the year goes on.