MP3: RETRO – “1946” (feat. Jugg and G5)
22-Year-Old Atlanta via Detroit Rapper RETRO Drops Jazzy Single From Forthcoming Mixtape, The Six, via Potholes In My Blog
Critical Praise for RETRO:
“…RETRO slips in clever asides too, like a sly reference to Rick Ross getting dropped from Reebok after his molly-all-in-her-champagne debacle.” – The FADER
“RETRO is coming out the gates strong.” – The Smoking Section
“The edgy track combines some off the wall production with an unorthodox flow in carving out a total experience for new listeners seeking alternative hip hop freshness.” – Earmilk
“[We] can assure you that RETRO and the rest of the Rocket Team are gonna be the new faces of Hip-Hop.” – Fly Little Things
“RETRO and his crew definitely deliver.” – PotholesInMyBlog
PotholesInMyBlog premieres 22-year-old rapper RETRO’s second single, “1946,” from of his forthcoming mixtape, The Six. Inspired by hometown heroes from Detroit’s J Dilla to ATL’s OutKast, and undeniable talents like Michael Jackson and Erykah Badu, RETRO implements a variety of musical influences into his own style. The track features fellow ATL rappers Jugg and G5 and displays the trios notable Atlanta drawl over ambitious, jazzy production, full of horns and 1940’s styled piano riffs.
Prior to “1946,” RETRO shared the audio and video for “Resist,” debuting via Earmilk and The Smoking Section, respectively. “RETRO is coming out the gates strong,” says The Smoking Section, adding, “the video is quite the theatrical ordeal.” Earlier this year, RETRO performed on a multi-city tour with Rich Homie Quan and Riff Raff. Expressing his love and gratitude for the opportunity, he confidently says “I’ve learned that performing is my favorite part about the music. I’ve seen crowds of thousands and thousands of people, but I don’t get nervous. I was born for this.” The Six will be released later this summer.
Check out the PotholesInMyBlog premiere: http://potholesinmyblog.com/potholes-premiere-retro-1946
Listen to “1946”: https://soundcloud.com/retrothakid/1946-feat-jugg-g5
After moving to Atlanta from Detroit with his family at age 12, RETRO found a whole new host of melodies to fall in love with, from the work of Jermaine Dupri to the then-recently released OutKast LP, SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below. He found inspiration in a whole new sound. “I love Atlanta hip-hop to a certain extent,” he says, pausing. “I’d be lying if I said Atlanta didn’t help me become who I am.” The ability to flip between a Midwestern flair and the flashiness of Atlanta’s rap scene makes RETRO’s lane unparalleled, but beyond the music he has countless other goals that he and his Rocket Team, a crew of 15-plus, plan on executing. His forthcoming mixtape, The Six, is due this August.
“Resist” (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ztQYNhL41g
Average College Kid: Reload: https://soundcloud.com/retrothakid/sets/average-college-kid-reload
Bio, pictures, and streams are available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/retro/