Although Dom Corleo is just starting to gain his footing, he’s no rookie in the game. It’s taken five years for him to achieve this moment, as the 20-year-old Arizona-based rapper is finally getting the recognition he’s worked so long for.
In August, the fast-rising new wave voice overwhelming impressed on Serenity — a 5-track EP from Tana’s newly-formed collective, “underdogs.” His latest single “Bloody Runtz” was the most popular track off the tape, garnering over 68,000 plays on SoundCloud and is now available on all streaming platforms (Oct. 21).
Created by 16teen, Corelo’s go-to producer, the instrumental for “Bloody Runtz” highlights a simple synth loop and rumbling 808s. Throughout the song, Corelo’s flow is smooth and comes almost effortlessly, tearing off flex-filled lines about being too high and thumbing “dirty money.”
“Damn, think I’m too high
I just had to hit her up, had to tell the bitch meet me outside.
Dirty money what I thumb, dirty ass drugs wet up in my cup
100 pounds up in that blunt, when I hit that bitch I be in her guts”“Bloody Runtz” — Dom Corleo
Shot and directed by Dremalice, the visual for “Bloody Runtz” features Corleo rocking out to the track on a night out in the city. Speedy transitions fan between a white backdrop and shades of red and green night vision effects, as Corleo’s true artistic essence is portrayed within the the dimly-lit rage pockets of “Bloody Runtz.”
Corleo is the latest artist to make noise in the underground after his track, “Penthouse Shorty” blew up on TikTok. Soon after this, he received a co-sign from Bronny James and even went on to open for Lancey Foux for a few of his tour stops on the West Coast.
While Corleo continues to go up, there’s no evidence that the “Ginseing” rapper is slowing down anytime soon.
Watch to “Bloody Runtz” below!