Sincerely Collins’ (@SincereCollins) The Legend of the Phoenix is an album about loss, empowerment, and social justice. It tells the story of the artist’s life as a child whose mother went missing, while reflecting on hope and change. I really love the social justice theme and the discussion of current events, particularly in the song Others.
From his SoundCloud bio:
Kyle Collins [Sincerely Collins] faced adversity at an early age in life after the disappearance of his mother…At the age of 13, he spent a night at his cousins house who happened to be a rapper and witnessed his first studio session, this would change his life forever. Graduating at the age of 17, Kyle immersed himself into his music career. After several years of unfulfilling ventures that did not take him in the direction that he saw himself as an artist, Kyle found himself back to square one… His passion for music became stronger than the necessity to live a normal life thus finding himself homeless and eventually living in a make-shift loft above the recording studio. For the next year, Kyle dedicated his every moment to the edification of his craft and the completion of his album as well as his mixtape….In 2015 Kyle’s career began to catapult with the success of his hit single “Light Work” which hit number 1 on the Arizona music charts. Mountain Dew also named Sincerely Collins in the Top 10 rappers to blow up in 2015.