New York Drill music took the world by storm not too long ago if you think about it, and I don’t think it’s a wild statement to predict that it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Due to this fact, there are going to be countless up and coming acts that want their claim to the throne, and I’m here for it. While Pop Smoke was the best to ever make this kind of music in my opinion, I overlooked many other incredible talents like Fivio Foreign, who has rapidly become one of my favorite artists in general, let alone the New York scene.
No matter what, there are going to be talents coming out of the woodwork and I can’t wait to see who’s next up. Most recently, I might’ve found another guy who deserves all of your attention because although he’s new to the scene, he’s definitely not intimidated by the spotlight whatsoever. His name is Dusty Locane, and while he might only have three other songs out at this point, all three of those tracks made it on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Trending Chart. Not only did they make this coveted list, but ALL THREE cuts made it in the top ten, consuming more than a quarter of the first ten spots.
This caught my attention, and then when I realized he was dropping a song entitled “Rumble” today, I knew I had to stop sleeping and get in on the ground floor before Dusty truly takes off. Although this is my first experience listening to his music, I can already tell that he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with, and he knows it. I’m not sure exactly who played a part in the production to be completely honest, but whoever it was did an amazing job utilizing some sort of momentous, intense synths that get your heart thumping and your blood pumping while the trademark NYC Drill tempo is set with some chattering hats and booming 808s.
It’s no secret that his New York accent is present, and his voice as deep, two things that truly remind me so much of the late great Pop Smoke. On the other hand, his voice seems to contain a bit more grit as his words come through with this natural tenacity that is abundantly obvious. Aside from this, I also enjoyed the way he was able to swing his voice, going from the deepest depths of his vocal cords to higher, more playful notes that aren’t necessarily sung but contain a bit of a melodic presence that is clear and occurs throughout this entire offering.
All in all, I am thoroughly impressed this early on by the Brooklyn newcomer. As I said before, his voice is very reminiscent of Pop Smoke’s without sounding like an exact clone, and he is able to incorporate his own trademark personality into his music that helps differentiate himself from many other New York up and comers. Beyond this, Dusty’s flows are professional and he sounds as if he’s been doing this for years, even though it has literally only been a couple of months. Because of this, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what else he has in store as he begins to gain even more traction in the industry. As for now, I’m looking forward to bumping “Rumble” as loudly as I can whether I’m cruising around the city or hitting the gym because it’s definitely going to be a big part of my playlist moving forward.
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