Video: Dro Kenji – “USED2KNOW“
The Internet Money & MiraTouch Golden Child Keeps Malicious Memories at Bay in Latest Video from Debut Album WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
“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
In the past year, Dro Kenji has established himself as a wordsmith, a master of melodies, a star on the rise, and most recently, a world builder. His music videos feel less like a production put together to showcase a song, but rather, an opportunity to step into Dro Kenji’s universe and experience those songs in their natural habitat. After growing organically into a fan favorite since Kenji performed the track continuously on tour prior to its release on his debut album, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, today, Dro Kenji shares the music video for project highlight, “USED2KNOW.” The track, a fast-paced foray into a painful relationship, showcases Kenji’s mellifluous melodies as he postulates how his once-open heart became a broken one.
The Aylo-directed video for “USED2KNOW” builds on the dreamlike world deep inside Dro Kenji’s mind that he first offered a look into on “VANISH,” and later expanded with “FINDERS KEEPERS,” ft. Internet Money and Scorey. As Kenji takes mental inventory of his plentiful pain and replete remedies, he makes sure to look over his shoulder as demons of malicious memories lurk in his wake, though they never make contact as Dro Kenji’s past seems as weighed down by him as he is by it.
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU arrived after a banner year for the young artist, which saw him embark on his first headlining national tour, which he wrapped up with a performance at Rolling Loud California. 2021 also saw Kenji release two new mixtapes, including EAT YOUR HEART OUT, this past spring, featuring “KILL CUPID” ft. $NOT (13+ million Spotify streams), which received an animated video, and the early summer’s F*CK YOUR FEELINGS, which saw the rapper flex and reflect over 16 tracks of expansive Internet Money production, and features highlights like “SUPERSTAR” and “TRANCE.”
Never one to rest on his laurels, Dro Kenji is only just starting his rise. Stay tuned for much more from the prolific artist as he continues his ascent to the highest echelons of the rap game.
Watch “USED2KNOW”: https://youtu.be/Ih7DEc82myw
Buy/Stream WITH OR WITHOUT YOU: https://DroKenji.lnk.to/WITHORWITHOUTYOU
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU tracklist:
- BOTTLE 4 BOTTLE
- NEED YOU RIGHT NOW ft. HIGHWAY
- FINDERS KEEPERS ft. Scorey & Internet Money
- PRISON IN MY HEAD
- SEE MY REASON
- MOVING ON
- OUR TOXINS
- NOT THE HALF OF IT
- MORE THAN EVER
Photo credit: Daniel Prakopcyk
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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
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“FINDERS KEEPERS” ft. Internet Money & Scorey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ3aMQGPE4k / https://drokenji.lnk.to/FINDERSKEEPERS
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