“So understand that this wasn’t in our plans… To be killers, drug dealers and thug n****s.”

I have no problem calling this the most powerful rap song to come out this year. Perhaps St. Johns’ most poignant prophet, Mic Capes captures with incendiary accuracy the feeling up hopelessness that prevails throughout the country’s urban centers. Breaking down innately complex concepts and showcasing his understanding in prose has become the young rapper’s calling card.

Over a hypnotic beat from Lunchtime Legends, Mic shines while telling the dark stories we often skip with Inner City Tantrum.