Every so often a rapper bursts onto the scene with the flow, authenticity and production to not only bring himself some well-deserved love, but to put the whole industry on notice. With his thoughtful yet hard-hitting new single “Dreamers” on its way to national attention, Boston’s Sterling “King Sterlz” Brathwaite is poised to carry on the legacy of complex, raw and uncompromising hip hop established by predecessors from his Roxbury neighborhood like Gang Starr’s Guru and Edo. G. As a former associate of local favorite Triple Threat, King Sterlz’ rep is built on years of experience recording and performing live on stage alongside national acts like Sheek Louch and J.R. Rider. King Sterlz’ style transcends the tired cliches of hardcore rap with an emphasis on storytelling and a raw honesty about his personal life, legal troubles, and dreams for the future, over unique instrumentals provided by his producer DJ Detonate . Through their co-owned Cuttin’ Class Records label, Sterlz and Detonate are working tirelessly to follow-up the “Dreamers” single (and 4o1 Productions’ accompanying music video) with a full-length project to be released later this year. With talent that can’t be faked and a hunger that can’t be imitated, 2013 is looking like King Sterlz’ year.