Since February, teenage underground phenom BabySantana has been on tour alongside yvngxchris and Bktherula on Lil Tecca’s 31-date ‘Tecca Loves You’ Tour. While on stage in Dallas this last week (May 13), Tana officially unveiled his newest single “Kite.”
At just 15-years-old, the aptly named BabySantana is operating at a level well beyond his years – forging his own path through the uncharted territory of taking a new age Soundcloud star mainstream. “Kite” is a good example of the way he incorporates the signature sounds of the underground into a fresh, polished package.
In the already experimental subgenre, Tana once again shows he’s not afraid to experiment even further on “Kite.” Opting for a relentless autotune flow that changes octaves every few bars, he takes an erratic line over the busy production characterized by pounding bass, irregular drums and random electronic sound effects. The room-shaking beat was co-produced by Tana himself along with an all-star cast including BoysAreRolling and Internet Money’s Dynox and Vendr.
The Tiny Tapes-directed music video for “Kite” shows Tana rocking some exclusive drip in a matching studio setup littered with eye-catching edits and CGI dollar bills. Fans of the underground will also spot quick cameos from Elan Bia and tourmate, yvngxchris.
At such a young age, BabySantana is already well on his way to stardom. He’s done a remarkable job of developing his own sound, not mention holding his own on high flying collabs with fellow underground phenoms like KA$HDAMI, Slump6s, yvngxchris and more — many of which have become his biggest songs and helped place him on the list of undeniable frontrunners in the emerging new wave.
The future definitely looks bright for one of the most promising and certainly one of the youngest new artists in the game.
Watch BabySantana’s “Kite” below