Despite his limited catalogue, RAPTUM has already showcased his lyrical excellence and ability to vocally deliver on a range of instrumentals from old-school hip-hop influenced track ‘New Jack Swing’ to the more grime and UK Rap influenced sonic on the 2019 track titled ‘Belly’. However, it is RAPTUM’s latest single ‘Polemics’, produced by Epik the Dawn, that takes his sound to the next level and shows listeners how good of an emcee he truly is.
The sparse production accompanied by dark reverberated keys and a bouncy, punchy drum groove is the perfect fit for RAPTUM’s vocal tone, smooth flow and hard-hitting lyrics. On ‘Polemics’ – (defined as the practice of engaging in controversial debate or dispute) RAPTUM confidently speaks on his own life experiences, frustrations and the negative portrayal of black men in the media of either having to “rap, kickball, run track or trap…meditate just to keep a man sane”.
Talking on the new single ‘Polemics’, the Leyton-Based emcee and producer says this is track is a “by-product of pent up frustrations in a seemingly never-ending lockdown. I was forced to confront myself, the world I live in and every iota of my existence, all within the four walls of my mind”.