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sic(boy) releases chaotic second album vanitas

The gritty, genre-blending MC is out to change the game

LiFTED | Roger Yiu | 13 Dec 2021

Tokyo’s (sic)boy, who made a name for himself in 2020 with his debut album CHAOS TAPE, has just released his sophomore album vanitas. The genre-bending MC continues to shatter traditions by blending Hip Hop and J-Rock.

(sic)boy has come a long way in a short time. The young rapper first released his own mixtape NEVERENDING?? in 2018, but it was not until 2019 when his self-produced tracks started popping off on Soundcloud. He was quickly picked up by KH who assisted him in producing his debut album, which was a big success as it featured some of the best emerging acts across Japan.

At the album launch, (sic)boy released the music video for lead track ‘vanitas.’ Shot in a glamorous church, (sic)boy toys with gothic themes as he lays down his verse. With its hard rock edges and originality, (sic)boy feels like Asian Hip Hop’s Kurt Cobain.

Check out (sic)boy's video for ‘vanitas’ and stream the whole album below.