Published Jan 06, 2015After a string of EPs and collaborations with the likes of Drake, Saukrates and Pharoahe Monch, Toronto rap stalwart King Reign is more than ready for his reign to begin. Recognized for his thoughtful poeticism and laid-back demeanour, these traits are clearly exhibited all across his long-awaited debut record Sincere.
The man recently stopped by the Exclaim! office to deliver an acoustic performance of the title track from his aforementioned full-length release.
Armed with only a microphone and a cajón, Reign begins by laying down a groovy beat before launching into the song's heartfelt hook. Eyes closed and incredibly focused, he keeps time without fail while expertly navigating through his verses. Much like the title implies, the soulful, stripped-back rendition of the album cut is in no short supply of sincerity.
Watch King Reign's performance in the player below.
Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan
Audio by Nash Bussieres
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