the very hot South Florida, scene variously referred to as
grunge-rap or SoundCloud (for their favorite method of exposing their
tracks) rap, a lo-fi, hard-edged, teenage sound that combines hip-hop,
punk, thrash-metal and EDM into a delirious whole.
The 21-year- old Ecuador-born phenomenon joins
acts like Wifisfuneral and Smokepurpp (both
signed to Alamo/Interscope), XXXTentacion, Lil Pump, Kodak Black,
Ski Mask the Slump God, it’s no wonder the New York Times calls the burgeoning scene “the most vital
and disruptive new movement in hip-hop, thanks to rebellious music,
volcanic energy and occasional acts of malevolence.”
From the very beginning, Diablo – so nicknamed by his family as a
kid for his mischievous, devilish nature – has been at the center of the
revolution as the producer and co-writer of Lil Pumps viral smash,
“Boss,” which has racked up some 40 million SoundCloud plays, 5
million Spotify streams, 1.5 million YouTube views and launched
several million memes on the Internet.
The success of artists like Lil Pump and XXXTentacion is bringing more
“I want to be like no other artist before,” Diablo proclaims.
Diablo remains focused on the music as the scene grows exponentially
around him. <br>