By Jack Barnes
Splitting the difference between Rap and R&B, Toronto duo 88GLAM (Derek Wise & 88 Camino) makes music for the midnight hour. Sharing a full-length collection of audio noir, 88GLAM discuss drugs, girls, and luxury cars in 88GLAM, their glowed-up debut project. Featuring the Billboard–premiered hit single “12,” which has over 60,000 YouTube views on its video since its release on Wednesday, 88GLAM is a cohesive and cinematic project, packed with subdued, yet speaker-knocking instrumentals. Featuring an appearance from NAV, the album’s success rests on the chemistry of the XO-affiliated duo, who embody the aesthetic of Toronto’s late night party scene. With 13 standout tracks, the HYPEBEAST-premiered 88GLAM arrives with a fully fleshed out aesthetic, mixing hedonistic, aqueous, club-ready music with Drive-style synth and neon visuals. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
88GLAM also released their second music video from the eponymous debut today in “Bali,” the NAV-assisted track from the project. Directed by 88GLAM & Cash, the video finds all three young rappers flexing in front of luxury SUVs and partying in the club with their crew. Paired with the “12” video, 88GLAM has crafted the perfect hazy aesthetic to match their trippy album.
A product of pure collaboration between two Toronto artists, 88GLAM formed after Derek Wise and 88 Camino grew to appreciate each other’s style in the city’s late night party scene. On the record, Wise’s authoritative baritone meshes brilliantly with Camino’s emotive tenor, painting the album’s neon-lit soundscapes with compelling rhymes. With production from the likes of Murda Beatz, WondaGirl, AlexOnWeed, and VillaBeatz, 88GLAM is the ideal soundtrack for a drug-addled, dimly lit party and an accomplished addition to the XO expanded universe.
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