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This week, Raury finally set us all free and released his long-awaited debut, Indigo Child. Released independently through LoveRenaissance, the digital project contains 13 tracks that are simply revolutionary. While the 17-year-old singer-songwriter is only just beginning, everyone in the industry already knows that he's destined to be a superstar. (I mean, Kanye West doesn't just fly out anybody to meet with him face to face. Trust in Yeezus.) Raury has even snagged a feature on SBTRKT's Wonder Where We Land, one of the most anticipated records of 2014.

Similar to many young innovators who came before and after him, Raury is paving the foundation of his own life path. He is a product of the rebellious generation that asks questions, and when they don't get satisfactory responses, they motivate each other to go and seek the answers themselves. And when that doesn't work, they find a way to do it better with or without educational facilities.

To say that Raury is different is an understatement. The young artist infuses rap with gospel, indie, folk and soul to create a sound that is genuinely his own. His music is organic and nothing feels forced. Raury naturally reps the East side of Atlanta, and he does so in a way that is true to himself. He's overly ambitious, but that drive will only lead him to achieving the next level of musical greatness.

The sound quality on Indigo Child is on point. From distinct electronic production to bold acoustic and electric guitar chords-- Raury has spent the last seven years learning how to play the instrument-- there's quite a selection for the ear. The lyrical content of the songs dig deep as well, and while Raury doesn't necessarily have the most attractive singing voice, he certainly has a way with words: "And just 'cause I got manners and speak with proper grammar/ Don't mean I'll ever think twice about slapping you with the hammer," he says in the third verse of 'Wildfire'. The track 'Rest' includes snippets of actual arguments between him and his mother, transporting the listener into the heat of his hot ATL kitchen.

Raury and Vancouver Sleep Clinic channel some old school Kid Cudi vibes on the carefree 'Superfly', a song that you can imagine chanting around a campfire with your closest mates on the last night of summer. Unfortunately, this season has already passed for most of us adults in the real world. There's this warm feeling of camaraderie that burns through the speakers, and you won't want it to end.

"'Cause we all want someone/ And we all want something/ Life can be so simple/ When we just want one thing," Raury sings. That verse alone captures the essence of growing up, and even though he's still a teenager, Raury gets what we all inevitably go through.

So long as the passion prevails, Raury is here to stay on his journey to forever. There's always room to grow and improve, but there's no reason to doubt that Raury won't present an even more polished piece of work when the time comes. He's on the cusp of erupting and when he does, we're in for something special.

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