I don’t think it’s perceivable that we’ll ever get that type of universal feeling that we all unequivocally felt when The Weeknd independently released his ‘House of Balloons’ mixtape. At that moment in 2011, on every level and in every emotion, the immediacy of that dirty falsetto got us up in our feels in a wicked way.
Back again to 2011 although widely unknown to most of us, there was also another artist waiting in the wings, ready to make his own moves. Unable to catch that critical moment of immediacy, 6LACK was signed and subsequently locked into a face-off with his label which went on over the course of 5 years.
Fast forward to 2016, his moment of freedom finally arrived with 6LACK proclaiming in a self-penned letter ‘Here’s To Being Free’. Flipping his ‘PRBLMS’, and turning them into 25.6 million streams, 6LACK got goddamn ready to get his and he ain’t worried about shit now.
“It’s a huge transitional period for me right now. I’m free, and am getting ready to release my first body of work that best reflects who I am and where I am in my life.”
At first it might seem like a bold move to set yourself up for comparisons to the Weeknd, but take a deeper look at 6LACK and you’ll soon find out that cutting a loosie by flipping another track is no mean thing for him. He’s done it with PARTYNEXTDOOR’s ‘Break From Toronto’ on ‘Break from Atlanta’, and Future’s ‘Perkys Calling’ with ‘Ex Calling‘.
It’s been a minute since we heard something new since ‘PRBLMS’, and this loosie from 6Lack is certifiably guaranteed to get you in the mood for the weekend, with a flip of The Weeknd’s classic ‘Wicked Games’,
Atlanta’s 23 years old singer-songwriter 6LACK’s debut project ‘FREE 6LACK’ heads our way November 25th on LVRN aka the collective that also sites Raury’s as a member. Before that get a fix of this ‘Just In Time 4 The Weekend’.