After a not as usual long hiatus since our last new artist spotlight. We are back. Last highlighting Jac Ross last month. Today me and the rest of the team here at TheHipHopDemocrat have decided to bring back again our always very popular New Artist Spotlight for a third time here in 2020. This time highlighting New Rochelle, New York emcee, Robby Blair.
Just like his tough N.Y. upbringing Blair comes straight into the game hitting hard, like a punch to the gut in a heavyweight or championship fight. For his dirty boom-bap influenced hard-hitting new Mr. Green-produced single, Punch’em in the Face. Off his upcoming debut album, Certfied Influence. That will be dropping in a couple of weeks on Nov. 10th.
The new record with its accompanying Jay Santos Visuals-directed video. That was shot in a boxing gym. Finds Blair performing the record. As he spits such real lyrics as, “Always in my zone. And every night, I’m Kobe dropping 81. But Sean Price bars are buried. Burying craniums. My mental games on point. And my prime, is filet mignon. A risk taker, taking shots like a handgun. Money on the line. Then I’m the one you take your chance on. My shot is always cash. Even with that, and one. And one more thing. My rookie card. Go get your hands on.” Showing the great potential that Blair has to have a long career.
I’m sure aside from this hit ‘em in the face record. We will be hearing plenty more from Blair with not only his upcoming debut album. But I’m sure plenty more music for hopefully plenty of years to come. As this lane of hard-hitting mainly underground Hip-Hop is really thriving right now with the likes of fellow N.Y. emcees such as Eto, Flee Lord, the whole Griselda movement, Grafh and 38 Spesh. To name just a few. Eto himself being an emcee we previously featured in our New Artist Spotlight feature. That is a good example of somebody really blowing up even more, after we featured them.