A-F-R-O is new to my ears, but man, this kid is not new to spitting bars whatsoever.
At only 18 years old, the California native seems to have made a name for himself via R.A. the Rugged Man’s “Definition Of A Rap Flow” contest in 2014 and has since skyrocketed onto the Internet spitting rhymes over MF DOOM and J Dilla production. Since, he’s been signed to R.A. the Rugged Man’s overseeing and made his way into the ears of (this will make hip-hop heads happy) Queen Latifah and DJ Premier.
Last week, A-F-R-O released a new mixtape, Tales From The Basement, where he continues to rap over beats from legends like DOOM, Havoc, RZA and more. The man’s got an old-school flow with a vicious knack for rhyming 800 syllable in a sentence. A-F-R-O is going to get plenty of comparisons to MF DOOM because of his cadence, but his knowledge and all his flows reach far beyond just him.
Stream Tales From The Basement below, and download the mixtape for free.
Watch the video for “Code #829.”