Video: Dro Kenji – “Kill Cupid”
Hot on the Heels of His F*CK YOUR FEELINGS Project, The Rising Rapper Shares an Inventive Visual to His Biggest Hit to Date
“South Carolina rock-infused rapper Dro Kenji has been on a tear since last August when he received a call from the Internet Money team. Releasing project after project, Kenji has been showcasing his impressive vocals and emotion-filled lyrics. With his newest project, “F*CK YOUR FEELINGS”, we see Kenji’s most confident and cohesive work.” – Earmilk
“Once he selects a beat, the melodies and lyrics flood over him like an epiphany. The result is raw and heart-sinking music, meant to be a guiding light to fans.” – Audiomack
Championed by the likes of Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, and the rest of Internet Money, Dro Kenji rose from a small town in South Carolina to become a budding rap star in just a matter of months. Melodic, forlorn, and undeniably magnetic, Kenji’s song “KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT demonstrates his immense potential, generating over 5 million streams on Spotify alone. Today, Kenji shares the animated video for “KILL CUPID,” a Taz Taylor, Nash Beats & Census-produced highlight from his EAT YOUR HEART OUT project, which makes literal the song’s exploration of the inevitability of heartbreak.
Directed by Alex Sarzosa of @planet_hell_studio, the animated video for “KILL CUPID” follows Kenji and guest rapper $NOT as they encounter struggles in their romantic lives. Kenji goes through the ups and downs of relationships, from meet cutes, to anxious texts, to messy break-ups. Throughout the video, Kenji and $NOT encounter Cupid himself, who causes trouble by firing his arrows in inopportune times. Rather than put up with Cupid’s shenanigans, Kenji and $NOT resolve to put a cap in his ass if he tries to mess with their hearts ever again.
The video for “KILL CUPID” comes hot on the heels of F*CK YOUR FEELINGS, Kenji’s fourth project, released earlier this summer. Spanning 16 tracks, the project finds Kenji carrying the load on his own, with no features. Whether he’s flexing or working through his emotions, Kenji dives into the expansive Internet Money production, emoting with melodic phrases and organizing his thoughts into succinctly infectious songs. With over 12 million streams across platforms since its June release, F*CK YOUR FEELINGS is available everywhere via Internet Money Records/MiraTouch/10K Projects
Stay tuned for much more from the 19-year-old artist, signed to Nick Mira’s MiraTouch imprint, in the coming weeks and months.
Watch “KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT: https://youtu.be/mm2CcEC895U
Buy/Stream F*CK YOUR FEELINGS: https://DroKenji.lnk.to/fyf
“Kill Cupid” Video Credits:
Animation Studio: @planet_hell_studio
Produced by: Tristan Zammit @tristious
Directed by: Alex Sarzosa @alexsarzosa1
Stephen Quilaton @spyke.animations
Aaron P @taliwave
Ian Dominic Alejo @goddamit_iana1
Rodrigo Silveira @binarydoodles
Dro Kenji’s rise is a testament to the power of the internet. Last year, the 19-year-old artist was a senior in high school in South Carolina, releasing a string of captivating singles and mixtapes on his SoundCloud. Now, he’s preparing to release his debut album on Mira Touch/ Internet Money Records/ 10K Projects, collaborating closely with the label’s team of platinum-certified producers, and hoping to earn some plaques of his own. A true child of the digital age, raised on video games and the lo-fi sounds of rap’s online underground, he has a remarkable ability to capture both the apathy and aspiration of his generation in his songs and a spellbinding voice with which to tell these stories.
View his full bio at audibletreats.com/dro-kenji
“KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT: https://youtu.be/mm2CcEC895U
F*CK YOUR FEELINGS: https://DroKenji.lnk.to/fyf
EAT YOUR HEART OUT: https://drokenji.lnk.to/EYHO