New York City is in a frenzy right now, let’s just keep it trill. Ever since Kendrick Lamardonned himself, “King of New York” in his scathing verse on, “Control System” it’s seemed like Hip-Hop’s birthplace has been in sort of an identity crisis. Instead of anointing obvious torchbearers like Joey Bada$$ & A$AP Rocky with the crown, the city has allowed for artists like Six9ine to come along and sit in the throne, which has created a weird, hostile feeling in The Big Apple.
Enter in Long Island native, Qur’an.Hailing from the middle class suburb of Far Rockaway, the 22-year-old artist restores the feeling on his new project, ‘Prima Della Rinascita,’ an enjoyable 10-track body of work that showcases Qur’an’s knack for production, keen melodies and stout lyricism. Songs like, “Show You Off” highlight the NY native’s willingness to experiment with different sounds while tracks like, “Winner Circle” & “Faded” are early candidates to be standouts from the project.
With a solid work ethic to match an equally empresses set of natural gifts, good luck boxing Qur’an in as he quietly continues to soar up the rankings. Check out, Prima Della Rinascitabelow and be sure to stay hip to the Long Island native.
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About the Curator - Doran Nelson
Doran Nelson Hailing from the Bronx, New York, upon hearing his first rap record, it was love at first listen. At a time when hip hop was still young, fresh and new he began DJing. Initially Inf began blending his father’s soul records with hip hop instrumentals purchased from the local record stores that his pocket change had become so familiar with. Now, amongst a neighbourhood following and growing demand, his freestyle mixes suddenly became valued. Spinning heads as well as records, before he knew it, Inf found himself hosting block parties, school dances, talent shows and as he proclaims “wherever there were people and music…so was I.”
Naturally,Doran's appreciation for authentic HipHop music has him in the mix of a lot of tastemakers depending on his distinctive taste for up & coming artist. Today doran is a dj over at www.dtfradio with partner and friend named Doggie Diamonds Tv which airs live every Wednesday night 7-9pm via tunein app under DTF RADIO.