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I’ll be the first to say that I’ve personally never been too into much of Ricky Hil‘s music. That is, until I listened to SYLDD. And if this is your first time hearing his name then you can disregard the first statement. SYLDD (Support Your Local Drug Dealer) is the highly anticipated album from the rebel son of fashion mogul Tommy Hillfiger. Although his label didn’t want it out yet, Ricky still delivered it to fans on the date he promised, and thus teamed up with Noisey for the exclusive release:

The album is less of a public service announcement than its title might imply. Yes, Ricky is unapologetic about his drug use for most of the album, but there are also moments of self-reflection and critique of the rampant prescription drug use in America. SYLDD feels more like if Future or syrup-era Lil Wayne were moonlighting as singer/songwriters over some envelope-pushing beats from the likes of Illangelo, Blended Babies and Ricky Hil himself.

Perhaps a more accurate description of Ricky Hil would be to compare him to the similarly drug-and-sex-oriented R&B phenom The Weeknd, who makes an appearance on SYLDD on the standout “Nomads.” Ricky twists and mangles his raspy voice over every snare and hi-hat, taking his flow to gloriously counterintuitive places, a reflection of the darkness he’s trying to communicate to the listener.

Download: Ricky Hil – SYLDD (Album) [Mediafire]