AUDIO: “Breathe” – Blakk Soul (feat. The Good Sin; prod. by Kuddie Fresh)

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What happens when the mass media coverage of #BlackLivesMatter fades away and those who were happy to protest at the height of the mainstream frenzy go on living their lives like nothing ever happened? Songs like “Breathe” are the reminders that we all need. Singer Blakk Soul and rapper The Good Sin speak well on the track, and Kuddie Fresh offers up an appropriately mournful instrumental.

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THE SIX: The Good Sin

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THE SIX is a regular Q&A feature on 206UP with a simple format: One member of the local hip-hop community and six questions. For past editions click here.

Seattle rapper The Good Sin had a worthy showing in 2014 with the release of his third full-length album entitled Life Before. We called it one of the ten best Seattle hip-hop albums of the year for its great attention to soulful detail and emotionally insightful lyrics. Life Before felt, appropriately, lived in.

That characteristic has much to do with the MC’s ethos of quality over quantity — an increasingly rare creative approach to music these days — and a willingness to open himself up to experiences outside of the norm, both physically (he relocated from Seattle to New York City in late 2013) and internally (the album was meant to be illustrative of the MC’s emotional growth over the years).

206UP caught up with The Good Sin in our latest edition of THE SIX. Hit the jump to read on.

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NEW MUSIC: Life Before – The Good Sin

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The Good Sin recently relocated to Harlem, NYC and put in hard work on his new album, Life Before, which dropped yesterday. Click the album cover above to purchase on iTunes and stream it below.


NEW MUSIC: “Two Lips (Roses)” – The Good Sin (prod. by Shri)

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Seattle — but for now New York-based — rapper The Good Sin is on the verge of completing his next project which is titled Life Before. “Two Lips (Roses)” is the first leak from that effort and it will catch you off guard: over a stuttering, electronic production by Shri, Sinseer recounts lost love with a refreshing and raw honesty.


NEW MUSIC: “Mold You” – Luck-One (feat. The Good Sin & Dizz)

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This breezy, battle-of-the-sexes summer anthem was the first entry of Luck-One’s #WeeklyWonders series — a new track by the MC posts every Thursday on 2Dopeboyz. It cruises along on the strength of Tmak’s R&B-tinged beat, with Dizz on the hook and the Six’s most recent NYC relocatee Sinseer on the guest bars. Stream “Mold You” below and, in case you missed it, check for 206UP’s exclusive interview with Luck below that.


VIDEO: “Living Dreams” – The Good Sin (feat. Sean Carson)

The Good Sin and guest Sean Carson party by the pool with a host of inanimate objects. And no I’m not talking about rap video models. These are actual inanimate objects. Been a minute since we’ve heard from Sinseer; nice to have him back in the mix. Download “Living Dreams”, here.

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