Considering we’re all alive and consuming music during the present internet age of media, it might get somewhat overwhelming when you hear about a new artist making waves in the industry seemingly every hour. While this fascinates and excites me, I want to make sure to get the best under the radar music out to fans as often as I can. While Dro Kenji might not be a new name to some considering he has released a plethora of unbelievable singles and projects over the past few months, he is still grossly underrated in my opinion, and he is one of the most talented emcees in the entire Hip-Hop genre, but this classification is a stretch considering his music is difficult to place into such strict boundaries like one specific genre.
Even though projects like Tears and Pistols and Race Me To Hell came out at the very end of last year, he has been proving time and time again that he’s one of the hardest workers in the entire music world. What’s even more impressive is the fact that not only is he able to constantly gift fans new music, but he’s also able to create hit after hit, never releasing a miss even slightly while continuously pushing the envelope and trying out different sounds and styles. Due to this, he has formed such a close bond with Internet Money’s very own Nick Mira and various other producers that would seem as if they’ve worked together for decades. I guess that’s what constant long days and longer nights in a studio together will do to you, and I am beyond excited about the results that have already been made.
Most recently, though, Dro decided to finally drop off his brand-new EP entitled Eat Your Heart Out, which is a project he has been hyping up ever since his last tape dropped at the very end of last year. When looking at the cover, it appears as if this could be some sort of continuation to Race Me To Hell, but when diving into the music itself, it seems as if Dro has come such a long way from just a couple of months ago in both his personal life but also with his musical aptitudes. His range is absolutely unbelievable both vocally and genre-related because one song will be completely Hip-Hop forward while another sounds like it could be played at a Punk Rock show.
Despite this wide array of sounds, he is able to truly show off his insane voice by demonstrating his vocal control, sometimes belting out pure notes at the top of his lungs while other times lowering his enthusiasm in order to remain as collected as possible. Regardless of the notes he’s singing, the main thing that drew me into Dro’s music in the first place was the obvious emotion that goes into each and every word he croons which provides so much personality and vulnerability to every track he drops.
Beyond this, it seems like he gains even more control over these emotions with every additional project which allows his music to come through powerfully but still tastefully, which is a difficult concept to explain but it’s abundantly obvious when listening through. His constantly growing discography. Finally, one of the most impressive parts of any Dro Kenji project to date is the fact that he keeps the number of features to a bare minimum, this time only including $NOT and Guwop Reign throughout the EP for some incredible verses and welcomed (but not necessarily necessary) diversity.
After listening to the EP a few times, a few standouts for me were definitely “Kill Cupid” which features $NOT and the final track “Goodbyes” which are two amazing songs, but I think my personal favorite is “Wocky Slush”, a track right in the middle of the project that has a kick drum that’ll get your heart racing and some vocals that are sure to captivate your attention as well. While these might be my personal favorites, Dro Kenji does his thing once again by delivering 11 bangers that come in at just under a half-hour long. I truly believe that there are no skips on Eat Your Heart Out, but I’ll let you be the judge of that yourself, so make sure you give it a spin as soon as you possibly can and stop missing out on one of the best EPs you’ll hear all month.