SINFAL K is a songwriter and hip hop artist from Philly PA. He has just dropped the single “Day Off”, taken from his upcoming album. Good or bad, lyricism is a lost art, and no amount of deferential lip service can obscure the realities of hip-hop in its current iteration. For two decades, inarticulate rappers have been gaining on their more writerly counterparts. SINFAL K chooses his words with care, which is why this track marks a return to the fundamentals that rappers so thoroughly mastered until the early 2000’s. He rocks better than just about anyone in the underground game right now. His gravelly delivery and stoic demeanor reminding us he can destroy the mic. The man has a voice that sounds like an ashtray filled with broken glass and bourbon spills.
His confrontational flow is endearing, if not impressive, over the course of “Day Off”. SINFAL K swaggers over a fine beat, and it’s doubtful that any potential guest would even come close to dethroning a voice this big. But his on his own here, and sounds like a rap veteran, coming from an era where bars were more important than breathing.
Thus, lyrically, no rapper in the modern game wants to be on the opposing end of SINFAL K’s raspy entendres or knockout punchlines. Judged on delivery, punchlines, flow, and metaphors, it’s fair to say that SINFAL K’s kills these categories on this track.
“Day Off” shrewdly updates the gothic menace of the 2000’s rap scene as SINFAL K commands attention with his terrifically aggressive delivery. His music is reflective for folks who come from the dirt and hustle. I knew from his mindset and the subject matter in his conversation that I wouldn’t mind giving them my ear.
SINFAL K is an artist who inter-weaves crucial street-life lessons into his bars. Music these days has lost the art it once used to have, the lyrics are meaningless and have no depth, but here SINFAL K brings us some of his vital truths. This track is sharply focused and captures the energy of the Philly rapper.
SINFAL K delivers his confessional rhymes over an incessant beat produced by krazyjay, as he kicks things off, saying: “I got no time for a day off, man. I’m too far behind.” Even though it’s short and sweet, “Day Off” stands out as an exciting little piece of work, especially as a showcase for SINFAL K’s unique vocal timbre. His songs are enjoyable and bring light to topics that mainstream artists typically shy away from. He proves that he has a place in the Hip-Hop game.