On Solemn Brigham’s dazzling new album, “South Sinner Street,” Solemn takes on decay through the prism of his hometown: Albemarle, North Carolina.
Across its 14 songs, South Sinner Street argues for Solemn Brigham as one of the most exciting artists in underground hip-hop, a technical virtuoso who also happens to be one of the genre’s most surprising, most deeply personal songwriters. The album evokes the feeling of climbing onto a house’s roof to survey the nearly-burning city around you, with all the peril that entails––but also all the possibility.
Solemn Brigham is 1/2 of the group Marlowe. His music has been featured on Gatorade’s G is for Greatness ad campaign, 7-Eleven’s Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Spring Breakers) directed low rider bike campaign, and NBA2K22. South Sinner Street is his debut solo album.