One of the greatest things about the Rap scene is just how accessible it is to anyone who is interested in making music. If you pretty much have an electronic device that can record, you can make a song and if it stands out enough, you can get recognized. This can also be one of the worst things at the same time, however, because not everyone that’s attempting to make music, should be, in all honesty. This isn’t the case for Lor Heavy whatsoever, though, because he truly has a knack for music and seems to put his all into his craft. I legitimately came across him and his most recent music video for his song “Dead Cappers Remix” by chance on Twitter, and it instantly drew me in, causing me to do as much investigation as possible to find out about the young artist. It turns out that he’s actually from Connecticut, which clearly isn’t known for being a hotspot for Rap music, but he’s making a strong case for why people need to pay more attention.
In all honesty, “Dead Cappers Remix” is my first and only experience of the rising talent so I’m not sure if all of his music sounds similar to this or if it’s a fluke, but I’m definitely looking forward to diving further into his other offerings. The fast-paced beat is comprised of some futuristic, otherworldly synths, choppy, hard-hitting percussion, and succinct, forceful drums. Lor’s voice sounds guiltless and somewhat relaxed while also coming off as insistent and aggressive. After all, the violent topics he’s mentioning aren’t anything to take lightly. The ad-libs bring another element of energy as his background vocals antagonize and yell impolite lines, accentuating the disrespect he’s emphasizing throughout the track. The overall aesthetic I’m getting from both the production and Lor’s voice brings me back to a simpler time when Chicago’s drill scene was still blossoming into what it has now become, so the nostalgia that is brought about with this record gives me some wonderful memories, while also adding a new spin on a classic sound. His flow is pretty consistent as he makes his way throughout this hit, but he does rotate in a few sped up, quicker bars to round out some of the longer and more intricate lines. The words he raps in this song come off as threats more than anything else as he mentions things like killing people himself rather than paying for a hit, clearing entire venues with his guns, and how everything he says, he actually means so you don’t want to play with him.
The music video that accompanies this banger isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but considering budgets are most likely pretty tight as he’s still on the come-up, it conveys exactly what Lor and his crew are going for. It opens up with a viewer discretion advised disclaimer about the weapons in the video being props and how no real guns were used while making the music video. After watching it, this might be totally false, but I’m definitely not going to be the one to call him out for it. When the visual actually begins and the music starts playing, guns and a crew of people are immediately visible before Lor and his group is shown vibing in a studio. The entire video is dark and certain portions can be hard to see, but different colored lights illuminate the scenes just enough to be able to decipher exactly what’s happening. During many of the shots, more guns than actual people can be observed as they’re waived around and aimed at the camera in a nonchalant, hazardously playful manner. Although scenes aren’t too intricate or elaborate, figures wearing masks are seen carrying guns, counting money, and smoking blunts as we’re taken on a violent yet appealing journey of Lor’s lifestyle.
While doing some additional research, it appears as if Lor has been in and out of legal trouble throughout a good portion of his life. While this isn’t uncommon for a lot of rappers over the years, I certainly hope he starts occupying his time with music moving forward more than anything else that could potentially get him locked up, because I believe his future in music truly is bright. His style is unapologetic and aggressive while also sounding unique enough to stand out from the previous generation of drill artists. He just seems to be breathing fresh air into a subgenre of Rap that many people once believed to be oversaturated and simplified, so I couldn’t be more excited that I came across this young talent. Lor Heavy’s future in Rap is certainly going to be incredible if he continues making music like “Dead Cappers Remix”, so jump on the wave early before he takes off and check out his latest visual.