With Lost in Here reasserting Dro Kenji‘s status in the new wave, his SoundCloud exclusive tape further cements him as one of the most mainstream-ready frontrunners of our generation.
Dropping on Friday (July 8), the project is mainly handled by Kenji’s right-hand man Census — who produced six of the EP’s eight cuts — as Lost In Here is backed by another all-star team of Internet Money producers and holds star-studded features in DC The Don, Mike Dimes and Jasiah.
Providing a unique edge and distinct, highly-polished signature sound, Internet Money has truly helped position Kenji as one of the most promising new acts to have risen out of the SoundCloud renaissance. As a further testament to the demand of Kenji’s particular style, his Instagram post announcing the new EP received over 19,000 comments in under 24 hours.
While he might feel lost, the 20-year-old South Carolina crooner has certainly been finding success. In January, he released WITH OR WITHOUT YOU — his fifth consecutive project in 14 months’ time that highlighted his unique sound and serious vocal chops. Combining catchy sung-rap flows with top-tier Internet Money production, Kenji’s latest effort continues to curate a distinct pop-infused style that feels fresh and of-the-moment.
Since then, the “SAVE ME” singer-rapper has remained relatively quiet as his streams continue to rack up and new fans discover his sound. In May, he released “THEY DON’T KNOW,” the lead single off his upcoming album ANYWHERE BUT HERE. Last week (July 1), he teamed up with KillBunk to join their complementary melodic styles on “My World.”
Simply put, Dro Kenji is a rare example of a highly-developed underground talent with broad appeal. Already on the path to stardom, this new project is very likely to set the stage for Lil Tecca levels of success in the not-too-distant future.
Listen to Dro Kenji’s ‘Lost In Here’ below!