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Isaiah Rashad Delivers Classic Southern Stylings On ‘Cilvia Demo’

Mere moments into Cilvia Demo you get the feeling that young Isaiah Rashad is still searching for meaning. Throughout his pilgrimage, within sundry soundscapes, he grapples with his own existence as a product of both inherited behaviors and conditioned ones. His journey is one of self-discovery; outside of cultivating a rather pious love for the rap of surrounding regions he isn’t actually sure how many aspects of his identity are self-curated. As a result, the project thoroughly explores both nativism and empiricism on the same plane, treating them like lead characters in his existential narrative. Regardless of which theme takes ...

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