It has once again been awhile since we did one of our new artist spotlights, actually dating back to August of last year with rising great Manila-based R&B/Soul singer/songwriter, Jess Connelly. While today me and the rest of the team here at TheHipHopDemocrat, decided to bring back yet again our very popular New Artist Spotlight for the first time in here in the new year. This time highlighting one of Hip-Hop’s rising great talents, who’s more recognized and been on real fire in the underground scene for the past two to three years in Eto, formerly known as Lil Eto.
Like many other great upcoming New York emcees, who are more known and praised on the underground scene than the mainstream such as Westside Gunn, Conway and the rest of the Griselda label/crew, as well as Mach-Hommy, Chris Rivers and .38 Spesh, Eto brings that raw and gritty emceeing we came to expect from such legendary New York emcees as Wu-Tang Clan, M.O.P. and Mobb Deep, among others.
While on his latest single, which he released towards the end of last year and we’re highlighting, The Burial Song, the Rochester, New York native shows that gritty and lyrically raw emceeing. As over a haunting vocal sample and perfectly gritty drums to compliment it, Eto gives real introspective raw gritty and grimey rhymes about his time behind bars, the passing of his father and the art of street hustling he grew up on. Expect to hear a lot more Eto here in 2019 and even if he doesn’t get the mainstream love an emcee like him deserves he has at least got the respect of real Hip-Hop heads. Even catching the ear of legendary producer, DJ Muggs, who’s solo album, Dia del Asesinato, he was featured on last August.