How do you single-handedly do what RioLoz just did to a Breakfast N Vegas beat? Yes, the young vibrant and talented Colombian rapper is a feature, but he commands the attention the master production deserves with his appearance. Sheesh, that was a good call, and addition for DJ Yonny and Curtis Austin’s forthcoming debut album: Trapical, which is a pun for “trap” and “tropical”.
As you all know by now, I listen to a lot of music, so excitement has become rare. Being in my position, you feel as if you may become jaded, but as Nipsey and I shared a conversation in the past, you can never really run out of things to say as a rapper, and for me, as a journalist/A&R, I will never run out of music to feel excited about. Whenever I receive multi-lingual music, the thought does come to my mind? Would this be good if it were in English? Most of the time, the answer is “yes”, but American-English isn’t easy to learn, read or speak. It’s harder for a foreigner to sing or say the words the way a born-American talent would, and that’s just the bottom line.
Furthermore, when I heard the way RioLoz delivered his verse on ‘Ahora Sabes’, it made me happy. I thought to myself: Here’s someone who did it right! What did he do? The artist rapped in two languages (American-English and Spanish), particularly rapped in English on the second verse to tell let his North American audience know he’s not just “nice” in Spanish, and went back to rapping in Spanish moments after in the same verse. To me, it’s incredible when an artist answers your burning questions in a record without you, as a journalist, having to ask seemingly annoying and redundant questions during an interview. RioLoz, shine, young king. You better keep going, young man.
Watch the official video for ‘Ahora Sabes’ below. ‘Trapical’ will be out soon. Preorder the album via this link.