One thing I like about music is discovering new artists. Watching a musician begin their journey from inception and witnessing their growth is something special. For some that path to music stardom isn’t the easiest and they hit a few roadblocks on the way. The ones that persevere and show grit are the ones you should keep an eye out for. This describes this next artist, Halfofyou.
I first became introduced to this Cuban-bred Florida musician back in 2018 through mutual friends. The artist released his single ‘Miami’ and was captivated by the unique sound and the imagery painted in the song. At this point, Halfofyou was in the midst of finding his signature sound. His early catalog has a mixed bag of unique styles ranging from R&B to Hip/Hop songs as seen in his late 2018 single ‘The Hiatus’. This song, in particular, captured listeners with his honesty illustrating his music stardom. The artist moved from Florida to the North East in pursuit of his musical career hoping to find fame in the Big Apple.
While in the New England area, he began working on a new project. After trying multiple sounds, Halfofyou decided to take it back to his Spanish roots and release a Spanish single entitled ‘Por Ti’. Upon release, the song became an instant hit with his fans and the artist decided to play to his strengths and curate this into what would become his latest effort, La Introduccion.
The five song EP further showcases the artist’s Cuban roots with different sounds calling from Reggaeton, Electronic, R&B and more. The first track ‘Bellaquera’ kicks off the project with sensual vibes to get people dancing and from beginning to end the party doesn’t end. The EP has one feature from his Grocery Store Records labelmate, Gabrielknowseverything who’ve highlighted on Daily Drunk a few articles ago, on the track ‘Yallah’. The project ends with his new single ‘Diablita’, a song that is quickly becoming a fan favorite for the artist.
Halfofyou’s journey has a been a pleasure to watch and to experience first-hand. Over the last two years, I’ve gotten to know the artist and see his passion for music upfront. The drive and the willing to do whatever it takes to make it in the industry can be seen in his music. La Introduccion is a true testament as it solidifies that this is only the beginning for the artist. I’m glad to say that I cannot wait to see what the future holds this artist and I will be there to witness it when it happens.
Drunken Karaoke Poems
Weather’s cooling down
But time to heat things up
Arrested about your love
Tis the season to be cuffed
I want your hands behind your head
You don’t have to remain quiet
Telling you your rights all over your body
With my tongue how you like it
Guide me where you want
Just take me on a journey
This right here wasn’t by accident
I want to be left needing a gurney
Always cautious about this feeling
Yet I’m glad you didn’t warn me
Cuidao con mi corazón
After one night with you
I don’t want it to be alone
Singing sweet nothings
of your favorite song
This right here feels right
I don’t want it to be wrong
Dancing with the devil
And watch her drag me to hell
I fell in love with the burns
My heart begins to swell
I feel the heat all around me
Dancing with the embers
Waiting for this to cool off
And become cold like December
Gire el cuerpo a la izquierda
La pasión está abierta
Gire el culo a la derecha
Pronto, reserva la fecha
Lo haré mientras tenga que
Getting carried away by the Spanish
Hungry for you, been a little famished
I don’t want to seem too outlandish
Just dance the night away is my one wish
Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites.