Farrelli, an up-and-coming hip-hop artist from the Glendale side of Queens, NY, has released his newest single, “We Goin’ Roll.” The song is a back-beat powered, modern rap track that primarily features Farrelli spitting his urban poetry over spacious, unobtrusive drum and percussion. The track grooves and rolls while Farrelli professes his perspective, and does so without any of the regrettable pretentiousness that often accompanies urban hip-hop singles of today.
This straight-up, raw and honest character of Farrelli is the product of several facets of his personality. His diverse culture triggered many challenges for him in his youth (Farrelli was adopted into an Italian NY family from his birthplace at Pusan, South Korea at the age of three months). This, combined with his love of poetry, guided his artistic direction.
“My music evolved from the poetry I used to write,” he says. Farrelli had begun writing poems in verse by the third grade with much precocious avidity. “I love poetry – but it wasn’t enough for me to be able to express my true emotions and feelings.” Naturally, he began composing hip-hop at fifteen.
The other standout quality of Farrelli’s work is the intellectuality and positive attitude he brings to the verses. He spends time fashioning each phrase into a line he feels genuinely expresses what he intends to say without being unnecessarily disrespectful to others in society. In this way he purposefully refuses to contribute to that unfortunate trend which has plagued the hip-hop community for years since the mid-90s, keeping the subculture largely out of the full-blown mainstream.
He says of the themes explored in “We Goin’ Roll:” “This song is meant to be exciting and uplifting. It is meant to be played at parties, clubs of any sort. It shows respect for girls, too, unlike most other hip-hop songs. Overall the track is a very energetic, catchy, ‘pop-like’ hip-hop song that I wrote to put people in a positive mood.”
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