The enigmatic rapper’s debut LP is an honest and optimistic coming-of-age story about overcoming pain with the guidance of loved ones.
Born Sage Elsesser, Navy Blue is a former skating phenom turned recording artist who began posting his music to Soundcloud in 2015 without disclosing his identity. This wound up being wise, since his earliest raps were raw, incomplete, and bordered on spoken-word. But through sporadic EPs, guest verses, and producing beats for frequent collaborators, he got to polish his style without the pressure of scrutiny from fans who knew him as their favorite skateboarder or style guru.
Produced by Navy Blue, Preservation, and Rago Foot