"There is a sustained stretch of Bobby Sessions’ debut LP, LOA (Law of Attraction), that is as intense, inventive and compelling as anything I’ve heard this year.

It begins with Black Neighborhood, which relies upon Sessions’ strident recitation to create a vivid document of life. It’s an arresting, bold track, like almost every cut of the 13 found onLOA, and one illustrating Sessions’ intuitive understanding that having something to say means very little if no one cares enough — or, more plainly, enjoys — the manner in which it’s being said.

It’s a tactic the Dallas-based rapper employs frequently, continuing through Peyton Manning, one of the sharpest singles released by a local musician in 2015. LOA heralds the arrival of yet another ace hip-hop talent in a region teeming with them, marking Sessions as an artist of consequence. Sessions celebrates LOA’s release Friday at Deep Ellum’s Treeswith a veritable galaxy of local rap stars sharing the bill: JustusA.Dd+Blue. The Misfit,TopicSam Lao and Xes."