After letting go of two singles and a full-length EP, Danny Matos brings us his first compilation of visuals from The Hangar. Here we have the Angel Oz Navarro-directed video for “New Genre,” the track that introduced us to his unique flavor of hip hop, and his fluidity as an emcee.
Before Danny took his talents to the booth, he was already an accomplished poet in the spoken word scene all throughout New York City. Being a rapper had always been a dream of his, and poetry just happened to be his gateway to the stage. All dreams aside, he simply thought it was more difficult to captivate an audience with words alone. So he went for it. With a determination and ferocity that cannot be taught.
His lyrics are an expression of world observations he’s found unsettling, experiences that left him with too many questions, pain that he’s hidden inside that now serves as the life-force of his verse. They’re about the truths of being human. So hear him out.
Watch the video up top, stream The Hangar in-full below, and head on over to iTunes to support his truth in art.
Over the summer, superproducer Harry Fraud officially launched his independent label Surf School Recordings in partnership with a newly re-launched Priority Records – the label that was once home to legends like N.W.A. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Today, the announcement was made that one of the first artists he’s enlisted is fellow Brooklynite Adrian Lau, an emcee whom Fraud has thoroughly supported and frequently collaborated with since long before his label’s inception. And yes…Lau is Asian.
Today, the Surf School also liberated Lau’s latest Fraud-produced track “Small Vacation” and its accompanying visuals just so we know this wave is real.
By: Alana (@TheLadyLana)