NYC-based hip-hop artist Dante Rapper is one of the genre’s most daring thinkers, a creative visionary with an authentically artistic approach.
After issuing a series of critically acclaimed singles and performing a sold-out show at London’s Scala, he’s readying his latest track for release in July 2019.
“600 Horses” opens with a bang: a hazy, trap-leaning chorus built out of wall- shaking 808s, skittering hi-hats and spaced-out keyboards creates a moody backdrop for Dante’s pitch-shifted refrain: “My ***** is fine but my whip is gorgeous, switching lanes, 600 horses.” As the track winds down, a vocal sample is expertly brought in to the mix, ending this gritty hip-hop burner on an emotional note.
“My music is about the ability to get under the skin of a feeling, a thought or a moment and express it in ways that you can’t otherwise. Being able to do that is a privilege.”
Basing his insightful lyricism on the theme of opposites and juxtaposition, Dante Rapper masterfully contrasts the concepts of mainstream and underground, reality and fantasy, confidence and vulnerability. Taking things to a far deeper level than typical club-rap.
Dante disguises an insightful message in the framework of accessible hip-hop, remarking that: “I could hear it in a club or at a house party, but I was able to talk about something real to me in a cryptic and hidden way.”, “600 Horses” further establishes Dante Rapper as one of hip-hop’s most unique talents, an individualist with a bold and uncompromising vision.
This vision is reinforced in the music video for “600 Horses” which follows on the song’s theme of juxtaposition in a thought-provoking and shocking way, bringing Dante’s creativity and dark imagination to the forefront. Dante wrote and co-directed the video alongside Arya Ardavan, showing the world he is more than just a rapper, but someone with cutting-edge artistic vision, leaving audiences intrigued for what’s to come.
600 Horses is out everywhere to stream now!