At just 16 years old, rising artist redveil from Prince George's County in Maryland is already shaping the next wave of lo-fi hip-hop, taking note from artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Mach-Hommy, MAVI, and others.
Former Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator is a fan of redveil's energetic, sample-heavy sound or what the latter describes as "triumphant, bright, and sunny" music. Tyler recently co-signed his song "Drown" featuring Donte Thomas and D'Mari Harris, tweeting a screenshot with the caption, "i like these wet ears."
redveil, whose real name is Marcus Morton, couldn't believe what he was seeing and later remarked, "that tyler tweet still looks photoshopped to me man." Among other significant co-signs, Spotify's "genre-less" POLLEN playlist with over 1.3 million followers featured him twice in its latest update and the Twitter account SHREK KNOWS RAP often shouts him out.
Yet the most viral and unexpected moment of redveil's career happened when music critic Anthony Fantano picked a fight with him after reportedly refusing to give his music a fair review while hosting a Twitch live stream.
Building on the momentum his second mixtape 'Niagara' has garnered, redveil announced a new single alongside Atlanta's Kenny Mason and produced by himself, "raygun," dropping next Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Get familiar with the multi-talented DMV rapper, producer, and engineer and play the video for one of his breakout records, "soulfood," below.