An author, artist, and activity living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Silas Luster started his journey to prominence at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, as an intern for Spike Lee, and as a content curator for the famed Flow and Soul magazine. With seemingly limitless potential and a myriad of creative outlets at his disposal, it was only a matter of time before Silas turned his attention to music, and he’s done so in the very best, with the release of new single ‘Eat the Evil’.
The opening track from his critically-acclaim new album, ‘Built on Stolen Land’, ‘Eat the Evil’ sets an instant and undeniable sound, lashing out with heavy beats, punchy lyrics, and some a deft feature from singer/rapper theBlackbee and some stellar production by the great Alonso Countit.
A flowing, upbeat track that will have you hooked from the very start, ‘Eat the Evil’ is arguably one of Silas’ most expressive and impressive releases to date, tackling the dark themes of police violence and social injustice within the United States. In true and authentic style, the single strikes hard with crisp, poetic wordplay and a minimalist sound that reflect the emotive nature of the lyrics. A contemporary battle cry that asks us all to stand up and fight for what is right, the track finds an evocative balance between entertaining and revolutionary.
A key element in the track’s success, the production and more restrained instrumentals of the track lay a perfect foundation for Silas’ vocals, ensuring the weight of his words are felt time and time again. The result is a perfectly focused piece that breaks new ground, showcasing a more nuanced and evocative side to hip-hop that breaks away from the usual traps and cliches.
An impressive release that showcases Silas’ talents for blending shifting instrumentals with powerful storytelling, ‘Eat the Evil’ is a unique piece that will impress and entertain in equal measure. Stream the new single above and be sure to catch the full album now on Spotify.
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