Issa’s a 19 year old artist from Sacramento that caught our attention last week. He has a message for listeners seeking truth within hip hop. His rhythm and rhetoric have been refined through pain, urban war, loss and resilience. His elastic message touches on mental health within the youth, the insecurities within masculinity and many other societal complexities that are amplified within under-represented communities. The organic creativity and understanding allows him to perpetuate a flow that is guided by a dark reflection of himself and his environment. In the new year of 2017, Issa and the flycircle team prepare a series of projects and collaborations that will help portray this societal dissonance. Details and announcements for upcoming releases can be found on any of his social media outlets @themicmessiah.

Listen to Issa’s 90.3FM radio session below and peep some raw footage of him further down. Kid is crazy fire. SAC GOT TALENT.