Video: J. Sirus – “Back in Yonkers”

Video: J. Sirus – “Back in Yonkers”

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Meet J. Sirus, the 24-year-old Sacramento-born rapper who is being deemed the missing link between the West Coast style of hip hop and today’s new wave of artists. The City of Trees has recently produced heavy-hitters like Mozzy; however, as a true student of the game, Sirus forges his own sound by combining influences from his North Highlands roots with his own original content, displaying a different aspect of the Sacramento rap scene. Acting as the bridge between two established styles, Sirus’ uncharted approach radiates with charismatic cadences and honest lyricism, attributes that are tangible within his tracks, such as 2016’s “Mama Said” and 2017’s “Meet Us At The Village.”

A product of Galt, California, J. Sirus continues to pull from humbling experiences, some of which he touches on in his newest visual release, “Back In Yonkers.” Paired with his lowest moments, “Back In Yonkers” also features Sirus reminiscing on his time on tour and facing the realities of his fight to the top, with his eventual rite of passage being foreshadowed.

This praise does not come without merit. As part of the Yours Truly Tour 2017, Sirus spent a chunk of the year accompanying Warner Bros. artist, Phora, as the tour’s only opener. The national tour spanned over 36 cities, with nearly every show being sold out. Creating a new fan base with only 15 minutes per show seems like a tall task for most, but that is where Sirus separates himself from most. In a matter of six weeks, Sirus’ following grew by the thousands. The mere ratio of likes to followers demonstrates J. Sirus’ ability to relate and resonate with listeners long after the show is done.