Grabbing attention from the offset with a creatively appealing soundscape, alongside the heavy hit and confidence of hip hop, Miami’s Kool Rula leads with impeccable flow, fast-paced raps, clever bars, and a clear sense of identity that’s increasingly impressive right now.
Smackin’ marks a bold leap out into the scene. Far from the start of his journey, but a professionally crafted and quickly addictive alternative hit that’s rightfully likely to create waves as it makes the rounds online.
In his earlier years, Kool Rula began songwriting as a teen, later joining a group called Campshed with whom he ventured out into the world of recording. Along the way, he’s collaborated with more than a few renowned names, with pioneering DJ Chipman being at the top of the list; known for his viral hits Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Ice Cream, and Cake.
Following the positive influence of successes before him, and leading with an unwavering passion for and connection to the music he makes, Kool Rula emerges this season with an unmissable new hip hop track.
From the unique and multi-coloured layers of the beat, to the unpredictably high-octane verses, Rula balances delicacy with detail, intensity with calm confidence, and holds tight to your attention every step of the way. Making sure to utilize the natural appeal of hip hop – its honesty, grit and rhythm combined – whilst also allowing his natural story-telling and vocal abilities to shine in a refreshing manner, Kool Rula makes and breaks his own rules, effectively reigniting the strengths of the genre in a captivating way. Hopefully there’s plenty more to come.