DUSTY LOCANE Named to the RIAA’s Class of 2021 Off the Strength of “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE”
The RIAA Class of 2021 Honors Artists Who Received Their First GOLD or PLATINUM Certification This Year
Culminating His Rise to the Top of the Brooklyn Rap Game, DUSTY LOCANE Released His Debut Album UNTAMED Last Week
“A rumbling voice that could be picked up on a seismograph” – Pitchfork
“He’s going to be a force to be reckoned with, and he knows it.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“…hard-hitting rhymes that will surely be heard blaring over car stereos in Brooklyn.” – HotNewHipHop
DUSTY LOCANE emerged as a vital voice in Brooklyn’s rap scene, collecting hit after hit with his bone-deep voice and natural gravitas. This week, DUSTY revealed that he’s been named to the RIAA’s Class Of 2021, a group of artists honored for earning their first GOLD or PLATINUM certification from the RIAA in 2021. DUSTY LOCANE earned his first GOLD record this year–his song “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE,” an eerily melodic banger that generated over 200 million combined streams. DUSTY joins an exclusive group of artists including Olivia Rodrigo, Coi Leray, Pooh Shiesty, and many more as part of the RIAA’s inaugural class of newly-certified artists.
Last week, DUSTY shared UNTAMED, his hotly-anticipated debut album. Over the course of 20 tracks, DUSTY perfected his unique flavor of Brooklyn drill. DUSTY attacks beats with a sonorous sing-song flow, often backed up by ethereal and haunting vocal samples. The album benefits from the artist’s stark and aggressive lyricism, as he shows fierce loyalty to his suvies and promises a rough time for anyone who dares cross him.
The new album is home to “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE,” as well as follow-up smashes like “Rolando (Caught In The Rain)” and “RUMBLE” that dropped earlier this year and still can be heard blaring out of car stereos from Bed Stuy to Bay Ridge. DUSTY’s single “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN PT. 2 (PICTURE ME)“ is currently scorching hot on TikTok, trending at #9 on the app’s list of Top Trending U.S. Songs last week. Just last month, DUSTY shared a hair-raising video for “CANES WORLD,” as DUSTY opened up about his life in the trenches and his motivations to leave that life in the past.
Beyond the hits, the project introduces new bangers like the apocalyptic, guitar-flecked “ICED OUT,” the thug love anthem “WHAT YOU NEED,” and the Canarsie neighborhood theme song “FLOSS STATE OF MIND.” Featuring appearances from Yung Bleu, OBN Jay, Rah Swish, and more, UNTAMED is available everywhere via EMPIRE.
With his debut album under his belt and the streets of Brooklyn on his back, DUSTY LOCANE is a great bet to reach the upper echelons of rap stardom.
Buy/Stream UNTAMED: https://music.empi.re/untamed
1. CHANGE YOU
2. ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE
4. MISFIT ft. OBN Jay
5. ICED OUT
7. FLOSS STATE OF MIND
8. CHEAT CODE
9. 5TH CLOCC FINEST ft. 3Kizzy
10. WHAT YOU NEED ft. Yung Bleu
11. ROLANDO (Caught In The Rain)
12. ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN PT. 2 (PICTURE ME)
13. BEST FRIEND ft. 8ANDITT
14. EDEN ROCC
15. A DAY ON THE FIFTH
17. GET MONEY
18. BIG WOOS ft. Rah Swish
19. CLICC CLACC ft. KG MORE BREESH
20. CANES WORLD
“It was all in front of me; I just had to go get it,” DUSTY LOCANE says at the beginning of his viral drill heater, “Rolando (Caught In The Rain).” That’s an understatement: less than a year after he started rapping, the gruff-voiced, baby-faced Brooklyn spitter has experienced one of the most meteoric rises in recent rap history. He’s only released three songs, and he’s already a star: his breakout song “R60LLXN N CONTROLLIN” went viral instantly, and its follow-up “Rolando” garnered 1 million video plays and 1 million streams in its first week. The world is closely watching Dusty, and he’s ready to deliver.
“CANES WORLD”: https://music.empi.re/canesworld
“Intro 2 Me Pt. 1”: https://music.empi.re/intro2me
“Rolando (Caught In The Rain)”: https://music.empi.re/rolando
“ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaNL4YI3wt4