Salomon Faye is intense. Most impressively though, he channels that intensity with a calm, deliberate tone. Every word he says is carefully considered, and even when he's clearly frustrated and sick of the bullshit ("Did I Do That?"), he's thoughtful with what he says and how he says it. The young New York rapper isn't latching on to the hot styles or chasing that elusive viral hit—instead, he's slowly but surely building a reputation for being one of the most intelligent new rappers with a lot to get off his chest. That's a combination that makes Salomon Faye a vital new voice in hip-hop.