I first saw young Isaiah Leonard at a showcase last year in Baltimore. Even in his first performance, the young rhymer possessed the poise of a veteran when he took the stage. I gave him my contact information, and told him that myself and The Demo Tape would be watching him closely. Now, we finally get to hear the fruits of his labor with his debut EP V I B E S.
Keeping true to its namesake, the project shows Leonard’s versatility, being able to weave his style between upbeat cuts like the Donato-produced single “Flava Flava” to smoother tracks like “Dec 10th.” He keeps listeners engaged throughout the project, especially with his impressive lyricism. His talent shines bright, rounding out the project with the head-bopping “Letter” before flowing effortlessly on the outro, “All I Ask.” Listen to Isaiah Leonard’s debut EP V I B E S below.