On May 19th, Deniro Farrar will be dropping off his Rebirth EP via VICE/Warner. Today, the Charlotte-based emcee has liberated a free stream for everyone to preview before they purchase. Press play and let the leader of Cult Rap introduce you to his world.
The opening, title-song to Charlotte-based rapper Deniro Farrar’s forthcoming Rebirth EP uses a floating beat as the base for real talk and laments about his family. “Rebirth” is immediately answered by the fervid, melodramatic “Hold On.” Together the tracks fuse into one bipolar opener (“Rebirth/Hold On”) that exemplifies Farrar’s histrionic attitude on a track. His nagging reality, where he owns up to his responsibilities, adds even more down-to-earth stakes to the rapper’s personalty; Farrar has always excelled at down-in-it street tales delivered with a scrappy maturity. The deeply empathetic “Notice,” a song addressed to a single mom, stays from getting corny (or creepy!) and sits comfortably next to the epic trap-tinged gangsta rap track, “Bow Down” (which featuring Raider Klan associate Denzel Curry), and the compellingly hopeless, Lunice-produced banger, “Burning Bills.” [SPIN]