Like Bowie’s enigmatic ‘Ziggy Stardust’, LA-based rapper SUM grapples with his status as Rock-star/Christ-like figure as he crashes towards an Earth he may no longer know. The Blockhead produced cut ‘Oblivion’ from the album Dragon Vol 1. is wrapped in this “would-be” hip hop savior’s metaphors:
Tryin’ to finish my journal/knowin’ no one will ever read it
This ancient traveler has returned with the knowledge of the cosmos, but is anyone still here on the outsourced, ravaged earth to hear him? Like a PM Dawn jam session with Gary Numan orchestrating and Rakim toasting the ceremony, SUM prays for the future and a safe landing. We pray you stick around to see how things turn out when he lands his new album ‘Black Water Rebellions, Dragon Vol 2.’ Summer 2014. Stay tuned, true believers.