One that popped up in my inbox recently, and it’s a slice of hip-hop with a fun edge that’ll definitely win some folk over.
The production has a pretty jovial nature, combining some excellent live percussion with a few sharp guitar strums and a bouncy melody for an energetic and upbeat backdrop that has that ‘stuck in your head’ quality. It’s a nice blend of hip-hop and alternative, and given that blends of those two genres tend to be ‘edgy and serious’, this makes for a positive departure from that predictability.
Floco’s raps are honest and likeable, and the confidence is certainly present as he seeks to prove himself with each bar, though it’s the man himself that seems to really stand out-throughout the video Torres is great fun to watch, combining a little mischief with a lot of charisma for a performance that suggests this is an upcomer with a lot of self-assuredness. It’s a welcome change from the angry, driven rapper clawing for a spot, and let’s hope there’s more to come. You can grab this track on his 10,000 Hours EP right now.