LB199x - Color Us EP
Opening with the words, “Who will survive in America?,” LB199x commands listeners’ attention with captivating cadence and lyrical dexterity on his Color Us EP. With bars like, “color-coded languages have always been dangerous for my melanated dreams,” the D.C. artist divulges the perils of his
neighborhood on the guitar-driven “To Live and Die in Amerikkka.” The mellow “Jaded” grapples with his community’s desensitization to violence and drug use over soft, yet resounding piano chords. Themes of social injustice and hardship dominate the piece documenting Black struggle, but a message
of hope, strength and power found on the Beach House-sampled “Sorry” makes the EP a stellar offering dedicated to emitting the light of unity as a human race.