"(Write Of Passage's) 11 tracks form an album-length arc, demonstrating that the Chicago-raised artist is more than the plaintive rhyme-scribbler he presented on 2011's Dreams in My Notebook. On Write's first few tracks, Smith's flow is hoarse and boastful. Later on, he oozes a more mellow brand of confidence on steadily undulating jams about weed ("White Grape White Owls") and sexual obsession ("Favorite"). Still, he's at his best as an MC in the EP's middle stretch, which contains some more reflective tracks like "Three Kings."
The song's extended metaphor centers on money, power and respect: three forces that, according to Smith, rule the world. He succeeds in turning each "king" into a slightly mysterious character, adding heft to his verses with double-tracking rather than getting too heavy-handed with the rhetoric or delivery."
- Scott Gordon, Isthmus The Daily Page
"Overall, this EP is solid from top to bottom. In less than forty-five minutes, Sincere is able to take you on a colorful journey through his life. His unique story telling ability and candid approach to his lyrics, will provide listeners with a lifetime of personal memories. In the end, Sincere hopes Write of Passage can help him become a top name in the local Hip-Hop scene. “A lot of people show me love says Sincere. But I want everyone who listens to Hip-Hop, to have a favorite Sincere Life song”."
-Tef Man, CEO of Top of the Map Ent.
released 30 March 2013
All Songs Written by Sincere Life
Mixed and Recorded by Ryan Rickaby
Sincere Life is an emcee from Chicago currently living in Madison, WI he has been mastering his craft as an emcee since
before his adolescence Sincere Life has been writing raps ever since the eighth grade with his major influences being Nas, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def. By the time he graduated in 2003 he began to form into the type of emcee he always wanted to be.... (reverbnation.com/sincerelife) ...more