Deniro Farrar is blessed with a deep voice and the wisdom to match. The Charlotte, North Carolina, rhymer is also nothing if not driven, having released six mixtapes since he emerged in late 2011. His most recent share is The Patriarch II, which finds him working with Ryan Hemsworth and JMSN to create a set of songs that glisten while maintaining grit — a combination of southern rap traditionalism and modern R&B-addled production.
On "Death or Forever" Farrar gets a clutch assist from northeastern synth-pop pair Child Actor, who lend a crisp hook to the otherwise hazy groove. Meanwhile, Farrar rhymes about vicious cycles and hard-won victories. The video, directed by J Williams and Anthony Supreme, is appropriately trippy, comprising computer-generated tunnels, satellite views of the planet, and superimposed shots of our host and his friends. For more clips from Farrar's latest, visit his YouTube channel, and stream the entirety of The Patriarch II below.