( ENSPIRE Music ) Rising star Amarijit Inspires a New Generation of Rappers with his Highly Anticipated Debut EP ‘Set In Stone’
Some might say that music is literally dying in this era, but it’s safe to say that Hip-Hop music is alive and well with this younger generation. Now all artists might not be my cup of tea and many don’t have any music of substance, but every now and again I come across a new artist who is truly a breath of fresh air. This time around it’s because of a rising rap star named Amarijit. The 14-year-old recently released his debut EP ‘Set In Stone’ which I fortunately had the pleasure of listening to in advance before it was made available to the public. The Queens, NY native surprised me with his lyrical content for such a young age, but I’m not surprised because after I heard his story, it made sense why this kid truly has up next.
In the past year, the teenage wordsmith began to really make some noise after releasing some of his freestyles via his SoundCloud. Now for most indie rappers that would be ok, but not for Amirijit. The rising star was ready to share his music on bigger platforms and made the decision to bring his music to all streaming platforms which put him the in the game with his peers. So of course things seem like they were moving at a fast pace but in 2 and a half years it was time for him to really push his music to the masses after putting in the work to perfect his craft. Yes, you read it correctly, the young lyrical emcee really began to focus on his music during the pandemic while at home during quarantine. Listening to some of his favorite acts including Tana, Slump6s, SoFaygo, Yung Fazo, and Sgpwes was really the push he needed to put the pen to the paper and start what was then just a hobby.
Recording songs and ideas on his phone was cool, but after a while, he wanted to really cut records and within no time he began to collaborate with other artists and locked into a sound all of his own. As he continued to develop his sound he began to create his own wave as he released a few buzz-worthy records at the top of the year. With tracks like ‘Danger Zone’, ‘Pacct’ and ‘FixMyself’, it was clear to see that Amarijit had so much more to offer. Now at 14, the triple threat was ready to finally put out a body of work and for him it was a no brainer to hit the studio with producer Corey Cutz to make some magic. After a month of putting in countless hours in the studio, he finally settled on a 5 track EP titled ‘Set In Stone’.
The charismatic rapper’s highly anticipated debut cut at the iconic Quad Studios was really an eye-opener for him and his father as he watched his son create magic in the studio, as the engineer sat back and watched in amazement at how polished and precise he was for a new artist let alone a kid. His work ethic was of a seasoned veteran which shows in his music as you listen to it. This eclectic EP which features an array of genres is truly a testament to his love of music as each song showcases a different side of him. Some of his influences including Burna Boy, Rema, and Wiz Kid can be heard on the project, especially on his EP’s closing track ‘She Wan Mi Love’.
When asked about the project he released this statement regarding it. I named this project Set In Stone because it’s an embodiment of who I am from an artist’s perspective. No matter what someone may say, there is no way else for me but music. I want my stain to be left on the earth as a versatile artist and I won’t have it any other way until it’s set in stone.” Now after listening to this project, you can clearly tell this diverse artist is truly one to watch and if this is just his debut at 14 years old, I can only imagine what’s to come in the future from the shining star.
Keep up to date with Amarijit on social media at @Amarijit1 and stream his music available on all music streaming platforms.