by Thomas Bedward October 17, 2018
Rising from the ashes of the fallen McNally Smith College of Music, nineteen-year-old, rapper, artist and Denver native, LALO has become one of the most promising independent talents in the state. An artist who fuses traditional hip-hop with a plethora of blossoming, alternative genres, his work his has grown with him since an early age, flowing freely through the years and being refined by his hardships.
After being inspired by Usher’s 2004 hit, ‘Yeah!’, LALO took to music, and in 2015 he released his first record and forged the record label, RoverBoyz Entertainment. It was a time of expansion and growth, and one that had led to a series of collaborations and the release of his Halloween-infused EP, ‘The Month for Skeletons and Ghosts’.
An EP that shows the growth in his music, ‘The Month for Skeletons and Ghosts’ is a five track collection of young ego and unbridled passion. It’s a release that isn’t immediately striking, existing in that middle space between heavy pop hitters and underground rap triumphs, but the further you dig into the EP, the more exciting it becomes.
Opening tracks ‘Ego’ and ‘No Man Like Me!’ set the tone for the EP in terms of production and performance, while ‘Versace Bedsheets’, a collaboration with Jackson Nuzzaci, lifts everything through a deft combination of heavy beats and timeless hip-hop energy.
A release that definitely warrants more than a single, casual listen, ‘The Month for Skeletons and Ghosts’ is an intriguing introduction to LALO as an artist and musician, as well as a fun celebration of the months spooky vibes.
Listen to the new EP on Spotify and SoundCloud now, and grab your own copy on iTunes.
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