Premiering on Complex Magazine, XVRHLDY links up with fellow Chicago MCs Saba and NoNameGypsy for his latest single, “Black Alabaster.”
Wavy, atmospheric sonic templates laced together by Odd Couple bolster the trio’s downtrodden lyricism surrounding the hardships experienced in their Windy City hometown. Take a listen.
“Alabaster is a pale stone most oft used for elegant indoor sculptures/ornaments in both ancient and current times.
Black Alabaster is the more rare form of the mineral. The black form is found in only three veins in planet earth. (Oklahoma, Italy, China)
It was carved into stone since ancient times that we would write our own legacy. We are Black Alabaster.”