LB199X has unleashed his newest LP, Stigma, for the world to digest. The 11-track project is an adventure into the mind of the multi-faceted Maryland-bred lyricist. His album is as complex as the thoughts stemming from a Black man’s experiences in America. With “Leaders” and “It Ain’t Safe” serving as preliminary singles ahead of the project, fans were waiting for a full-length effort from the conscious song creator. After the success of his SOFAR Sounds tour, he is in the perfect position to unload new art for his fast-growing fanbase.
“Stigma is a project about vulnerability. It is the soundtrack to facing your truths. I made Stigma as a reminder to love myself and to show the world who I am” says LB199X when asked about the project.
The album starts with an exciting record entitled “Chess Not Checkers,” which helps set the stage for what will come from the rest of the project. The Kendrick Lamar-inspired rapper uses the fourth track to highlight “Black Women” on his ultra-vulnerable Zyah Belle-assisted record. Shortly after, you hear LB199X “Breathe” on track six with Hydra. Soon after that, the album climaxes with a fantastic collaboration between LB199X and Sylvan LaCue. “Don’t Test Me” is the project’s focus track. He also has a feature from a frequent collaborator of Babyface Ray, Samuel Shabazz. The Detroit native paired well with LB199X’s impressive flows. Stigma is by far L.B.’s most remarkable body of work. As he matures as a creator, he finds ways to dig deeper and deliver a new side of himself with each new verse.
Check out LB199X’s 11-track LP, Stigma, on all DSPs via Guin Records / The Orchard today!