Dro Kenji Releases ANYWHERE BUT HERE, Out Now via Internet Money/MiraTouch/10K Projects
The 20-Year-Old Artist Connects With Mike Dimes For DotComNirvan-Directed Video for “STEP BACK“
The Internet Money & MiraTouch Rising Star Puts His Woes on Wax Over 13 Tracks On His Second Full-Length of 2022, With Appearances from NoCap, Midwxst, DC The Don, and Ka$hdami
“His future is bright” – XXL
“South Carolina rock-infused rapper Dro Kenji has been on a tear since last August when he received a call from the Internet Money team. Releasing project after project, Kenji has been showcasing his impressive vocals and emotion-filled lyrics. With his newest project, “F*CK YOUR FEELINGS”, we see Kenji’s most confident and cohesive work.” – Earmilk
“Once he selects a beat, the melodies and lyrics flood over him like an epiphany. The result is raw and heart-sinking music, meant to be a guiding light to fans.” – Audiomack
The Project + Video:
With his seemingly endless streak of quality releases, Dro Kenji’s enchanting melodies and empathetic pen have earned him a dedicated following of fans who identify with his message. Even Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow counts among their ranks. Today, the prolific rapper returns to share his new full-length project, ANYWHERE BUT HERE, available everywhere now via MiraTouch/Internet Money Records.
Home to the buzzing single, “THEY DON’T KNOW” and featuring appearances from fellow rising stars like Midwxst, Ka$hdami, and NoCap, the 13-track project captures the breadth of Kenji’s ever-improving artistry. On “SO WHAT” ft. DC The Don, Kenji injects his melodies with monstrous energy, while “CIGAR” captures a fatigued ferocity as Kenji howls his heartache at the moon. When presented with cinematic instrumentals from Internet Money producers like Census and his MiraTouch label head Nick Mira, Kenji rises to the occasion, belting lovelorn relationship tales and diabolical flexes through his full-bodied tenor.
Along with the project, Kenji shares the kinetic video for “STEP BACK,” a ferocious project highlight. Produced by Dynox, Chandler Jewels, John Luther, Census, Spaceman, & Taz Taylor, “STEP BACK” pairs Dro Kenji with San Antonio spitter Mike Dimes, a fellow rising artist whose tight, low-talking flow is a perfect complement to Kenji’s melodic flights of fancy. In the video, directed by DotComNirvan, Kenji and Dimes stunt in a landscape evocative of old school Final Fantasy games, as Nirvan’s trademark camera movements and effects elevate the energy into the stratosphere.
Just 20-years-old, Dro Kenji has amassed a sizable discography. Determined to hustle his way to new heights, the young rapper is improving with every release–ANYWHERE BUT HERE arrives as Kenji’s third of 2022, following WITH OR WITHOUT YOU and the recent LOST IN HERE EP, which arrived on DSPs earlier this month. The South Carolina native is following up a breakout 2021, during which he released two albums and the hit single “KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT (20+ million Spotify streams). He was a standout performer at this year’s SXSW, performing at multiple showcases including Rolling Loud x RapTV‘s extravaganza at Stubb’s, and catching up with Variance Magazine.
Sit back and stay tuned as Dro Kenji continues his ascent to the highest echelons of the rap game.
Buy/Stream ANYWHERE BUT HERE: http://drokenji.lnk.to/ABH
Watch “STEP BACK” ft. Mike Dimes: https://youtu.be/pEih6ZpBcKo
ANYWHERE BUT HERE Tracklist:
- OH WOW
- THEY DON’T KNOW
- SO WHAT ft. DC The Don
- STEP BACK ft. Mike Dimes
- FEELS LIKE A DREAM
- MONSTER ft. NoCap
- HOW YOU FEEL
- KILL EM FOR ME ft. Ka$hdami
- ALONE ft. Midwxst
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
ANYWHERE BUT HERE: http://drokenji.lnk.to/ABH
“STEP BACK” ft. Mike Dimes: https://youtu.be/pEih6ZpBcKo
“SO WHAT” ft. DC The Don: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGB0nbCVyCY
LOST IN HERE EP: https://soundcloud.com/
“THEY DON’T KNOW”: https://youtu.be/srwjFEK-O_0
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: https://DroKenji.lnk.to/WITHORWITHOUTYOU
“I’M RICH NOW B**CH”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLBJEkiRci8
“KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT: https://youtu.be/mm2CcEC895U
F*CK YOUR FEELINGS: https://DroKenji.lnk.to/fyf