As far as monikers go, Cynikal is about as direct as it can get.
Yet in a way, it's perfect for this young rapper. Cynikal embodies the circumstances finds himself in, and also what he is fighting against.
Studying at Leeds College of Music, the hip hop artist has all the flexibility of jazz combined with the social conscience of, say, Tupac Shakur.
New cut 'Lost' is a probing, deeply personal track which finds Cynikal uncovering the intimacy of commitment. Jamie Graham adds some soulful vocals, while the rapper's flow is as devastating as ever.
Check it out now.
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Cynikal's new EP 'Toby' is out now - download it HERE.