The Black Esper’s “Thoughts and Contemplation” on album, RICE

He is both earnest and skeptical

The Black Esper just released his debut album, RICE a 6-track project with spoken interludes, gorgeous beats, and low-fi snippets that highlight the album’s reflective direction. Produced by Emani, “Thoughts and Contemplation” weaves a web between various pillars of neo-soul, and sun-dried hip-hop, but it’s The Black Esper’s earnest persona, scanning himself as much as he questions society, that captures the struggles that define the album.

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Asides admitting the strain of putting his thoughts to words, his lyrics, “Feeling Confused And Out of Place Since I Was A Teen/ Is That One of The Qualities of Being a Human Being?”, reflect sentiments from trying to find yourself. Though he recognizes the lightweight effect of recreational drugs and booze, on his anxieties and confused thoughts, they don’t seem to offer the escape he seeks from his own head; “I’m Tired of Looking In The Mirror, That Nigga Don’t Know What He’s Doing”.

You can stream The Black Esper’s “Thoughts and Contemplation” below.

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