We recently had the opportunity to get to know the venomous and infectious upcoming Rap/Hip Hop sensation FXXKCHXXS.
We recently had the pleasure of getting to know this incredibly ambitious new artist, and we were beyond impressed. Recently, it seems like every new rapper we meet describes themselves similarly. It usually goes something like, “I want to be the next Kanye/Drake/Lamar…” This sentiment is then often uncomfortably showcased in their music as a shameless imitation of their heroes.
In fact it’s hard to approach any new music without inherent cynicism and skepticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. We, as listeners, are exposed to the same formulaic, cookie-cutter, copy of a copy of a copy brand of artists. Although these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable, soon to be replaced by the next musical doppelgänger. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. Specifically, this pattern has nearly crippled the Rap/ Hip Hop scene.
In a refreshing twist, FXXKCHXXS is fiercely rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as an independent sensation.
Check out his FIRE new Single “Don’t Think”: https://soundcloud.com/fxxkchxxs/fxxkchxxs-dont-think
With independent recording continually growing more affordable and accessible than it ever has been; the industry is quickly becoming over-saturated with hobbyists and crowded with wannabes. Due to this, it is becoming ever-harder to be noticed within the endless sea of independent noise. The number of new hip-hop artists entering the industry every day is growing exponentially. With this increase in industry competition, you’d think there would be a “standard” for things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to become noticed and successful. Unfortunately, this is not the case…in fact, it seems that a vast majority of new artists have taken the lazy route — copy those whom are more successful than you.
FXXKCHXXS is definitely an exception to this. His approach to the genre is innovative and unique, yet entirely approachable and digestible.
It is completely natural to become inspired by your industry forerunners, but you must stray away from riding on their coattails by replicating their distinct sound and style. This is precisely what FXXKCHXXS naturally does so well. Upon discovering this artist, we were immediately struck by what may be his strongest asset: his courage to be entirely unapologetic in his assertion of his own unique identity.
This is what makes this artist so remarkable and respectable.
Check out the wicked “Forest”: https://soundcloud.com/fxxkchxxs/fxxkchxxs-forest
Not only has FXXKCHXXS recognized the same tired trend in the music industry, but he has made it a point to aggressively rebel against it. One of the first characteristics that we noticed in FXXKCHXXS’s tracks that immediately set him apart was his willingness to be vicious and confrontational. Too often, rappers feel the need to push a familiar facade (which at this point, has become a parody of itself), or they mistake humbleness for weakness. FXXKCHXXS does neither, he has embraced his own personal identity and has made no apologies for it. This approach to songwriting naturally injects his music with integrity. His confidence in his own story, as well as his embrace of his own style allows his music to outshine the rest within the genre. His provocation in his songwriting makes it much more organic for the listener to connect with his songs on a personal level. These are qualities that are severely lacking within the current industry, and impressively, FXXKCHXXS has already figured it out as a brand new artist.
FXXKCHXXS has already shown us his alluring versatility as an artist. This is even more remarkable given the fact that he has taken on the undeniable challenge of being a fully independent artist. We find that one of the most glaring setbacks for new-coming independent artists is the lack of professional mixing and mastering that is necessary to break through into the mainstream markets. This certainly isn’t the case with FXXKCHXXS.
FXXKCHXXS is quickly proving that with his addictive, unique, and infectious style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and one-dimensional Hip Hop/ Rap, and become something much more cutting and immersive. FXXKCHXXS has developed a sound that feels entirely fresh and new. This brilliant artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his vision through an impressive command of the Hip Hop/ Rap genre. Avoiding the gimmick he could easily become; FXXKCHXXS stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless and vicious artist with an undeniable edge.
FXXKCHXXS is a remarkable artist and is definitely a breath of fresh air within a tired industry that has become overly saturated with copycat artists whose sole goal is to cash in on an increasingly uninventive formula. FXXKCHXXS is a MUST LISTEN!
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