Mixtape: Wacotron – Out The Blue
With Production from Southside & 808 Mafia and Marshmello, the Waco, TX Riser Puts His Gift For Wordplay on Full Display on His Follow-Up to 2021’s Acclaimed Smokin’ Texas
Watch the Video For Mixtape Highlight “Game Time”
“Overtop booming 808s, Wacotron’s laid-back charisma commands attention.” – DJ Booth
“808 Mafia-affiliated and dedicated to the art of rhyming as much as he is to making undeniable bangers, Texas native WacoTron wears his allegiance to his hometown on his sleeve.” – UPROXX
“His flows are impressive and seem to naturally roll off of his tongue which shows off his masterful outlook and impressive aptitudes despite his relatively new entrance into the music scene.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Southside protege Wacotron is a new-ish name, but he sounds like he’s been doing this for years, balancing simplicity, interiority, and the confidence of an established vet.” – UPROXX
The Mixtape + Video:
Putting his hometown on the map with his frank lyricism and heavy Lone Star State drawl, Wacotron is one of Texas’s most exciting rappers. Today, he shares Out The Blue, the highly-anticipated follow-up mixtape to his critically acclaimed 2021 project Smokin Texas. Highlighted by heavy trap production from Southside & 808 Mafia, among others, the 11-track effort establishes Wacotron’s status as the man in his city. He shares harrowing tales about life on the streets of Waco, weaving pearls of street wisdom and sly turns-of-phrase.
Among project highlights are the dark Texas club anthem “Let Em Know,” as well as the heartfelt, guitar-laden “The Blues,” which finds the street veteran taking his sound in a new direction as he reckons with his past. Featuring appearances from Freebandz rapper Doe Boy and Atlanta mainstay Derez D’Shon and additional production from superstar artist/producer Marshmello, Out The Blue is available everywhere via Pick Six Records/808 Mafia.
Along with the new mixtape, Wacotron shares the video for “Game Time,” a highlight from the project produced by Project X of 808 Mafia. On top of a hauntingly hypnotic trap instrumental, Wacotron unleashes bar after bar as he warns his opps not to cross him: “I’m quarterback and I’m picking the blitz up,” he spits. In the DJ Black Messiah-directed video, Wacotron ignores ‘no trespassing’ signs as he proves he runs the streets of his hometown.
With Out The Blue, Wacotron plans to build on the success of his debut 2021 mixtape Smokin’ Texas, which received praise from Complex, HipHopDX, DJ Booth, and more. He hasn’t been entirely quiet over the past year, though, as he’s made waves in the rap game with singles like “Raw” and “Free Mason” (each with over 4 million streams on Spotify). The Waco, TX native has also been an ambassador for central Texas rap, working alongside other Waco risers and boosting their careers while he becomes a star in his own right.
With the release of his sophomore project Out The Blue, Wacotron proves he’s an artist to watch in the bustling Texas rap scene. Stay tuned for much more from the young rapper in the near future.
Stream Out The Blue: https://picksix.ffm.to/outtheblue
Watch “Game Time”: https://youtu.be/8tdPn2QZv8w
A native of Waco, TX–hence his name–Wacotron showed a passion for music from a young age, absorbing the 808-driven trap music he listened to in the car with his dad. After spending years mired in the struggle, Wacotron turned to rap in his 20’s, searching for a better way to provide for his family and escape his circumstances. The rapper started to build a reputation in his home state, eventually catching the attention of Pick Six Records, who signed him to a deal and connected him with Southside and 808 Mafia. He released his debut project Smokin’ Texas in April 2021.
With the weight of the influential 808 Mafia behind him, Wacotron is in prime position to make his mark on the rap game in 2022 and beyond.
Out The Blue: https://picksix.ffm.to/outtheblue
“Game Time”: https://youtu.be/8tdPn2QZv8w
“Free Mason”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb7VdONMKzI
Smokin Texas: https://picksix.ffm.to/smokintexas
“Umbrella” ft. G Herbo (Prod. by Marshmello): https://picksix.ffm.to/umbrella
“Gram And A Hoodie” (Prod. by Southside): https://picksix.ffm.to/gramhoodie