When making a career out of hip-hop, certain rappers carve out their own niche, while the rest simply follow trends. After listening to “Black Boy Out In Poverty” from Adam Reverie, we’re clearly dealing with someone looking to make his own splash.
Built around a central theme of complacency within our dwindling genre, the Detroit rapper uses this spacey single from his upcoming Idiot Writer project to explain how his pen game is intentionally equipped to expand listener’s thoughts, instead of just occupying them with drivel like so many so-called MCs these days.
What separates Reverie from so many backpack rappers with the same anti-mainstream concept though, is his conviction. Via intense lyrical delivery and especially emphasized side hooks, Adam uses his multilayer songwriting approach to conjure up a rap song that is felt and not just heard.
To further the concept and let the depth sink in, Adam Reverie actually wrote out his lyrics, intending for listeners to follow along as they listen. Considering the weight in his concept, keeping the old spectacles out for a few extra minutes is definitely worth your time.