Listen to Let You, a genre-defying new single from breakthrough rapper iann dior
Following his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert two months back, the Puerto Rico-born break-out with another song firmly planted in the future.
We've spoken about iann dior's presence as a breakthrough force in hip-hop a couple of times this year, but there's a good reason for that. Over the last two years, the Puerto Rico-born, Texas-raised musician has become a genre-defying glimpse of international hip-hop's bright and multi-faceted future, whether it be through his own work - such as the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted V12 two months back - or via his work as a go-to guest collaborator, working alongside Glass Animals, $NOT, Lil Tecca, Trippie Redd and more.
He's come a long way since his breakthrough, chart-topping feature on 24kGoldn's Mood, consistently showcasing his genre-uniting, multi-dimensional sound and the pockets of alt-rap and hip-hop brilliance that shines amongst them; iann dior always making his distinct presence on a single known, even in the case of short guest verses. Over the last 12 months especially, we've seen an up-tick in the rise of genre-defying rappers, and with iann dior somewhere amongst the top of the international pack, it's not too difficult to work out why he's become one of 2021's runaway success stories.
As it seems, that latter title as one of 2021's shining lights in hip-hop is something that iann dior will carry right through to the year's last moments, as he places the cherry on top of yet another defining year for the rapper with his new single Let You, which arrived last week. Let You is a testament to iann dior's versatility first and foremost, showcasing the grittier rough-around-the-edges side of his sound that stems from his long-documented adoration of punk and alt-rock, especially in how they combine with hip-hop's natural grit.
In the case of Let You, that's something iann dior strives to show with ease, uniting his backbone in hip-hop with a production that spans his influences in nostalgic alt-rock and pop-punk, emphasising a guitar-rich production brought to life through super-producer Omer Fedi (The Kid LAROI, Lil Nas X). It's a combination that would stump some rappers, but in the case of Let You, iann dior manages to overcome the genre variance with ease, taking it into his stride as he navigates the two sides of his work coming together.
It's a brilliant song, and yet another sign of iann dior's consistent strengths throughout 2021. We have no doubts that he's not going anywhere in the year to come either, but in the meantime, take a dive into Let You below, and bask in iann dior's glory throughout yet another breakthrough year for the rapper:
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