Audio: DUSTY LOCANE – “Best Friend” ft. 8ANDITT
The Canarsie Riser Shares His Latest Drill Banger, With Melodic Assistance From His 95MM Signee 8ANDITT
“In an ode to a Tupac classic, Locane utilizes a soulful female vocal sample throughout the two-minute track, delivering boastful, concise bars in his signature rasp.” – Billboard
“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
With his bone deep voice and melodic flow, DUSTY LOCANE is building an empire built to last in Brooklyn and beyond. Featuring 95MM (DUSTY’s new imprint) signee 8ANDITT on a mid-tempo drill anthem, DUSTY shares “Best Friend,” his latest single. Produced by HitmanAudio, who previously connected with DUSTY for “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN PT. 2 (PICTURE ME)” and “MOVE DOLEY” ft. OnPointLikeOP, “Best Friend” gets its power from the juxtaposition of sliding 808s and gentle guitar melodies, and the interplay between the booming-voiced DUSTY and the melodic 8ANDITT. The latest in a line of quality singles dating back to “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN,” “Best Friend” further establishes DUSTY as Brooklyn’s hottest rising emcee.
“Best Friend” properly follows up “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2 (Picture Me),” his latest single. The sequel to DUSTY’s breakthrough hit “R0LLIN N CONTROLLIN FREESTYLE,” a furious missive that racked up over NUMBER million combined audio and visual streams, “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2” found DUSTY traveling to Los Angeles to connect with his roots and pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle.
DUSTY LOCANE is climbing rapidly in the NYC rap scene, powered by the success of “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN” and its follow-up singles. DUSTY’s second single, the follow-up hit “Rolando (Caught In The Rain),” proved that the WOO-affiliated rapper’s success was no fluke, racking up over 1 million YouTube views and 1 million Spotify streams in its first week and earning praise from Pitchfork. Both “ROLLIN & CONTROLLIN” and “Rolando” peaked in the Top 5 of Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 chart, and his third single “INTRO 2 ME, PT. 1” peaked in that chart’s top 10. On just his first four singles, 21-year-old rapper racked up over 200 million combined audio and visual on-demand streams. More recently, the Canarsie native turned heads “RUMBLE,” which racked up over 13 million streams across platforms since its release in February.
With more music on the way and the streets of Brooklyn on his back, DUSTY LOCANE is a great bet to reach the upper echelons of rap stardom. Stay tuned for more.
Buy/Stream “Best Friend” ft. 8ANDITT: https://music.empi.re/bestfriend
Watch “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 2 (Picture Me)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaSSZYz_GrU
“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.
“Best Friend” ft. 8ANDITT: https://music.empi.re/bestfriend
“INTRO 2 ME, PT. 1”: https://music.empi.re/intro2me
“Rolando (Caught In The Rain)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bFh8KhDuAs
“R0LLIN N CONTROLLIN”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaNL4YI3wt4