Belize-born, Toronto-based artist Asun Eastwood’s debut EP, Nimbus, is brimming with mafioso-rap tales that are both lyrically rich and straight from the soul. Across these nine tracks, the up-and-coming rapper tells his horror stories through the lens of someone who’s actually lived them—because he actually did.
This is evident not just in the way Eastwood details his run-ins with other cats in city but in the clear-cut facts that he’s been through some shit. As he outlines on standout cut “Asun’s Story,” he lost his brother at a young age and was also shot, stabbed, and left for dead.
Listen to more of the painfully real stories on Nimbus, which is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms.