Last month saw Jakarta-raised 19-year-old rapper Rich Brian return with the thunderous new single “Yellow,” teasing that he had a new album on the way titled The Sailor. After teasing the project further with the boom bap-inspired “Kids,” the 88rising signee has shared the highly-anticipated record in full.
Featuring appearances from Bekon, RZA, and labelmate Joji, The Sailor follows Brian’s impressive debut effort AMEN. The body of work shows Brian focusing on more mature songwriting.
“On this album, I am writing about things that are really, really personal to me. I am just trying to be as vulnerable as possible. Production-wise, too, I’m collaborating a lot more versus me doing it all by myself. On this album, I’m learning to let things go a little bit, while not sacrificing my creative freedom.”
Rich Brian said about the new album.
Listen to The Sailor below.