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King Poetic Vol. 1

It's been about 2 years since Sincere left us with 'Write Of Passage' an album said to be his best work to date with songs like 'Favorite', 'Get Right' and the story driven 'Three Kings'. He expands on that formula in 'King Poetic Vol. I' the album overall is very well rounded, he showcases the flow and lyrical ability we know and love him for over a versatile selection of beats which is handled by producers Flawless Tracks, The Ghost, Scotty Muzik, Cardiac, Alchemist, & Nichi to name a few. Tracks like 'Goddamn' showcase his impeccable flow over a heavy beat and you can tell he's having fun with wordplay while we get a more humble Sincere on the track 'Cant Kno Why' giving us insight into his feelings about life. KPVI is available here for free download so check it out, share, and comment

Fallen Crowns EP

A few Fallen Crowns from the King Poetic Project we're working on. I know its been too long since you heard from me so I wanted to give a little sample so to speak of the music to come. Your support is greatly appreciated, Enjoy and Share

Write of a passage EP

“(Write Of Passage's) 11 tracks form an album-length arc, demonstrating that the Chicago-raised artist is more than the plaintive rhyme-scribbler he presented on 2011's Dreams in My Notebook. On Write's first few tracks, Smith's flow is hoarse and boastful. Later on, he oozes a more mellow brand of confidence on steadily undulating jams about weed ("White Grape White Owls") and sexual obsession ("Favorite"). Still, he's at his best as an MC in the EP's middle stretch, which contains some more reflective tracks like "Three Kings." 
The song's extended metaphor centers on money, power and respect: three forces that, according to Smith, rule the world. He succeeds in turning each "king" into a slightly mysterious character, adding heft to his verses with double-tracking rather than getting too heavy-handed with the rhetoric or delivery." 
- Scott Gordon, Isthmus The Daily Page 


"Overall, this EP is solid from top to bottom. In less than forty-five minutes, Sincere is able to take you on a colorful journey through his life. His unique story telling ability and candid approach to his lyrics, will provide listeners with a lifetime of personal memories. In the end, Sincere hopes Write of Passage can help him become a top name in the local Hip-Hop scene. “A lot of people show me love says Sincere. But I want everyone who listens to Hip-Hop, to have a favorite Sincere Life song”." 
-Tef Man, CEO of Top of the Map Ent.creditsreleased 30 March 2013 

All Songs Written by Sincere Life 
Mixed and Recorded by Ryan Rickaby


Check out the review by GBYU: http://www.getyourbuzzup.com/2013/04/19/album-review-sincerelife7-write-of-passage-ep/

Dreams in my notebook

ILL-NOIS NATION Presents the 2nd mixtape from Sincere Life entitled Dreams In My Notebook, a mixtape that provides thought provoking lyricism from a conscious emcee who takes pride in embodying the true essence of hip-hop. In an era where swag and perception is everything in hip-hop and it seems that lyrics and passion are not even on the list of whats required to be an emcee, Sincere Life writes music to remind us of this very thing. He writes to remind us of the passion thats in all of us that we may have forgotten about as we go through life in this crazy world. He writes to bring back the true essence of hip-hop and show that it used to be about lyrics it didn't matter how much your car or chain cost but about what your art was adding to the ever growing canvas that is Hip-Hop. With tracks like Triumph, Monster, & Microphone Sincere displays his skills as an emcee by showing he can hold his own on some of hip-hop's most classic production. The song "Find A Way" , produced by Young Nichi from Lo Lyfe Productionz, finds Life explaining the reason he credits his Mother as his driving force for pursuing his dreams as well as a more detailed look into his upbringing as an adolescent in Chicago. The track "Play Along" displays his story telling skills as he goes through the life of a young man who is fatherless and the effects it has on his mother and himself, as well as a second verse that is just as potent that delves into the life of a young lady who grows up in a home witnessing her mother being abused by the very same person she was taught was her protector and what it does to her perception of love. The mixtape features Young Nichi, Vickie Secretz, & Young Ali(Lo Lyfe), M-Dot(Street Fire), MC Starr, Foxx One, Chaos New Money, & King Del. Production by Young Nichi(LO LYFE), Beat Show Takeover, B-Luv, Jay-B Beats, J-Rell, Blacklight Music, Cashous Clay, Zone Beats, Ricanstrukta, Sinima Beats, Xcess the Producer & more. All Producers can be found on soundclick with the exception of Young Nichi & B-Luv

Nightmares the mixtape

ILL-NOIS NATION Presents the 3rd mixtape from Sincere Life 'NIGHTMARES' Hosted by DJ Scattered Brains. After dropping 2 mixtapes one of them just 6 months ago, Mr. 7 is back with all new material and a new sound as well. He teams up with Scattered Brains, a Producer and DJ from Madison, WI, to host and mix this one and It also introduces King Del a fellow emcee from ILL-NOIS NATION who adds a great balance of youth and wisdom to the team and it shows in his lyrics. It starts with a nostalgic intro that I'm sure anyone over 25 can relate to and while quick it sets the tone of the mixtape perfectly. He starts off in classic mixtape form verbal assault on your favorite song, but then after he's got your ears open he comes with the original material. On the track 'All On Me' he shows his versatility, while maintaining his core of being a lyrically driven artist he made a song that can appeal to the party crowd and potentially radio as well. This track has that replay value that can have it being your favorite song. It is produced by Chemist and its definitely a club banger and seems like one of those tracks that was real fun to make. On songs like "I'm Blowed" Produced by DJ Burn One, one of the beats from his Ashtray mixtape, it's a song reflecting not so much on smoking but the stress and the reason for using weed or alcohol or whatever you use to relieve such stress. With a classic Midwest flow, which seems to be one of the things SL7 does best, he vents about everything from pressures that come with trying to make this dream come true to how hard it is knowing his father will never hear his songs, classic Sincere. King Del gives an excellent display of lyricism on "Larger Than Life" as he rhymes about being the very Truth that they used to say he was too young to understand definitely one you need to pay your attention to. Sincere Life's third mixtape has a lot of ill lyrics over industry beats but he also provides us with some original production from Bravestarr, Chemist, Dizzy Beats, Serious Beats, Lex Luger, DJ Burn One, Jay-B. He even went in on J Cole's Return Of Simba. Nightmares features verses from Nichi (LO LYFE), A Prophet & M City, and E Sweez. Definitely worth a download so make sure you don't sleep on this one.

Don’t let me get that beat Mixtape

The Fourth Mixtape from Sincere Life and by now you should know what type of emcee your listening to when you hear this name or the brand ILL-NOIS but this one is a little different. Sincere takes some of your favorite beats, some of his favorite beats, and some classic hip-hop production and adds his point of view to them. This mixtape also has some great support lyrically with features from Nichi, Young Ali, Chaos New Money, Chase Allen, King Del, & Redd Eyes. Expect the unexpected on this one if you've been following Sincere Life since 'Humble Beginning' you haven't heard him like this before.

Exclusives and remixes

Just a few tracks that didn't make the cut for this mixtape or any of the latest projects but still some bangers tho, so I wanted to give them a home Enjoy

King Poetic Vol. 1

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All Songs Written by Sincere Life 

The Official Hard Copy

Write Of A PAssage EP

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All Songs Written by Sincere Life 
Mixed and Recorded by Ryan Rickaby

The Official Hard Copy