MP3: Sylvan LaCue – “Heavenly” (prod. by Fortune)

With His Far From Familiar Album Set to Release in April, the Artist Formerly Known as QuESt Shares a Loosie Recorded at HotNewHipHop


Critical Praise:

XXL Freshman 2015 Nominee

Searching Sylvan Named Most Underrated Album by Huffington Post and HotNewHipHop

2008 winner of Jermaine Dupri’s Tag Records Survival of the Freshest MC Battle Competition

“…Fortune and [Sylvan] LaCue are able to create a project with such a vulnerable focal point sound appealing to the masses.” – Pigeons & Planes

The Video:

Sylvan LaCue‘s Far From Familiar album is slated to release in April, and as anticipation builds, he’s teamed up with frequent collaborator Fortune, producer and co-founder of the Flow-Fi Collective, to share a loose single. An ambitious track exploring his own vision and climb in the industry, “Heavenly” was recorded at HotNewHipHop‘s New York City studio. “This song is about appreciating where I am currently and reflecting on where I could have been,” Sylvan LaCue notes to HNHH. “This song won’t live on my upcoming project, but it’s still very much a part of my narrative.”

Earlier this month, Los Angeles via Miami rapper Sylvan LaCue shared a painstaking visual for “Fall From Grace,” the lead single from his Far From Familiar album. “‘Fall From Grace’ captures Sylvan’s newfound sense of confidence and determination,” Mass Appeal noted in their premiere post, adding “he’s not afraid that he’s showed up to the proverbial party solo, evidenced in his tireless rapping.” One of the best examples of LaCue’s range as an artist came with the R&B-tinged single “Emeryville.” “‘Emeryville’ displays a softer side to Sylvan LaCue,” Pigeons & Planes acknowledged. “The sweet melody wrapped around the chorus can’t help but find its way into your heart and mind—each repetition this song only makes it feel that much sweeter.”

Formerly performing and releasing music as QuESt, Sylvan LaCue abandoned his deal with Logic’s Visionary Music Group in December 2014. After a short hiatus that included LaCue leaving the party life of L.A. in favor of moving home to Miami, he returned to music in the fourth quarter of 2015 with the release of his E V A N G E L I N E EP, produced entirely by Fortune. ”I find my calmness in times of uncertainty by myself alone during late nights,” he explains. “I can pray, speak to God, and remind myself of what’s most important. I mentally operate better when I’m left alone.”

Listen to Sylvan LaCue’s “Heavenly”:

Check out the HotNewHipHop premiere:

Far From Familiar tracklist:
1.) Loner ft. Linzi Jai
2.) Cruel World
3.) Fall From Grace
4.) Studio City
5.) Emeryville
6.) Lisa Bonet
7.) Farley’s (Interlude)
8.) Back To The City
9.) Give Me The World
0.) At What Cost?

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Sylvan LaCue.

Sylvan La Cue Background

When you think of Miami hip-hop, chances are very high that Rick Ross instantly comes to mind. You don’t realize that there’s a whole new wave of South Florida artists that have been solidifying their place in the game for a while now and don’t sound anything alike. 25-yr old artist Sylvan LaCue, is one of the leaders seeking to carry on tradition by bringing back pride to his city, and a new identity to go with it.


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