British MC Vineyard Cries is bringing mental health to the forefront in his latest song “Confessions.” The conversation about mental health in hip-hop has been building recently but it is fair to say it has been overall disappointing. Vineyard Cries sees to change this as he attempts to get this deeply personal confession off his chest.
“The doctors diagnosed me OCD and not the cleaning kind, the keener demeanor angels fighting demons inside your mind” is one of many lines Vineyard seamlessly spits over a brooding piano heavy beat. In a time when many rappers are all show and little substance, Vineyard Cries does the opposite by touching on highly personal topics. Perhaps this is why so many fans have taken to him.