Hailing from the gritty streets of Detroit, Sect Unit is an artist who approaches rap with a no bullshit attitude. Sect’s unmistakably dark sound has gained him notoriety in the underground scene; his calm, ominous delivery and atmospheric beats creating the sonic equivalent to a psychological thriller. Fuck horrorcore, Sect doesn’t need to rap about imaginary blood and guts to make things grim, he can make real life sound dark enough.
We spoke to Sect Unit to find out more about his enigmatic character, influences and start in music…
First off tell us who you are and where you come from?
I’m Cardeairè aka SECT UNIT and I’m from Detroit, Michigan.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as a very blunt, laidback, and very self aware person.
Give us a little insight into what got you started in music and when you decided to take it seriously.
My dad and uncles made music in the 90’s under the name “Detroit City Mob” so that made me want to get into it. My a close friend of mine that makes music under the name of “Bigg Joos” made music in his house and talked me into trying it out… the rest is history.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations?
Some of my biggest inspirations are outspoken people that aren’t afraid to speak their minds. So people like Ice Cube in his earlier work, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and even people outside of music like GaryVee.
Who do you look up to that’s making music now – are there any other underground artists we should be following?
People in the underground that I look up to now are Ramirez, Night Lovell, and HAARPER just to make a few. Other underground names that I think deserve more buzz are Grim Salvo, tuMaggz, and 99.zed.
How have you been dealing with this pandemic?
This pandemic has been the best thing to happen to me in my life. Honestly. It has allowed me to make the moves I want to make and have the freedom to get a taste of what it’s like to do what I want to do.
Finally, what’s your plans for the rest of 2020 (if everything goes back to normal soon…)?
My plans for 2020 are to keep a positive headspace, release a couple more tracks, and watch my numbers increase.