“Kuro Silence (Seijaku) is a rapper/producer from Baltimore, Maryland. From trap to experimental, Kuros work defies normative currents of Hip-Hop’s soundscape with his work ethic and forays into Hip-Hop’s many sub-genres.”
I spend extensive amounts of time rooted in deep thought. There’s something about those pensive moments of introspection that bring my heart and mind great, and much needed sense of calm. Pondering the human condition seems to be one of the only states of mind that brings me joy. I’m not sure if this is because of my reverence for and fascination with energy, and the ways it ebbs and flows. Or if it’s due to my appreciation for the existential struggles that appear in the separate, yet wholistic realities we all face daily. Whatever the cause, I cannot help but find myself totally transfixed on these meditations.
On Feeling Lost
‘Maddie Kim’ from “Pantheon” How do we cope with loss? Specifically the loss of a loved one This is a topic that I’ve always danced around but never fully dove into in a way that’s satisfied me. Throughout my life I’ve been blessed to have met and developed strong relationships with some amazing people. With that being so, I don’t feel as though the modes of expression that I have truly do their memory justice.
These days nothing feels the same. The world has changed and yet, simultaneously I can’t imagine it any other way. It is as though I was able to predict how things would turn out and couldn’t do enough to fight again the tide of time. To me time feels as though it is a wave, and as you may know if you have a background in science it must be, as everything is a wave.
Love is illusive and confusing. Love is so vast that it can look completely different from two separate perspectives. That was the inspiration behind this project. 16 tracks of my deepest thoughts and meditations on love, what it means, and how twisted it’s image can be, Shirotenshi.
I’ve been making music for 7 1/2 years as of writing this. And for as long as I can remember I’ve always said I was a mad mind or insane. I’ve recently been grappling with this concept after having to do some growing up and it’s frightening to say the least. After suffering a complete mental breakdown and being admitted into a psyche ward I find myself asking how far is too far now. I was content before while silently suffering telling myself “I’m stronger than this and I can handle it” however I now wonder if I’m genuinely mad or just mislead and it bothers me now.
My Life and Rap
What Hip Hop Has Helped Me Understand That’s typically how these things start right? We pose a question to the audience, then proceed to answer it. Well sure, but why? See what I learned from hip hop is that no matter how much things change, they will undoubtedly remain the same. That is the core tenant behind hip hop’s philosophy of what the Japanese call Champloo/Chanpuru a dish crafted through the mixing of different foods in a sort of stir fry. The anime hip hop fans will understand the reference.