Born and raised in the trenches of Staten Island’s lower income housing, Squidnice defeated all odds as a warrior in the trap battlefield of young influencers. From Vogue to Worldstar, he is a bonafide soundcloud tank, amassing over 5 million views on his smash youtube Frank Ocean co-signed “Trap By My Lonely”. Breaking records and setting his bar so high, squidnice is one of a kind. Original to the point where as he slurs his phrases in imperfect triplet-trap symmetry I find myself bumping his single, “Som’times i trap by my lonely, Som’times i trap wit my homies,” verified on instagram, following a mere 22 people. His gang vocal ad-libs are one of a kind, and separate the imperfections in his voice from other rappers by HARDLY EVER USING AUTO-TUNE. This effect gives Squid a stand out sound, because his vocals are usually mixed dry, or over-compressed. The signature trap sound established out of Staten Island is making big waves on the East Coast, landing Squid in brawls nearly every other day, becoming an instagram gossip-topic for discussion…his controversial actions, although, do not detract from his undeniable presence in the modern hip-hop game. I think by 2020, Chris Clemenza is on pace to be managing his own brand chain of LLCs and will have poised himself as a juggernaut in the modern day hip-hop/rap industry. To work is to know, and to know is to deliver. The winter of 2018 is sure to be a turbulent roller-coaster for indie musicians as Spotify simplifies its upload algorithm, allotting users to coast through the upload process by adding a direct upload feature…thus…there will be dire ramifications of complete trap over-saturation. The unique quality of Squidnice’s fashion is quite admirable, as he stunts at all his pop-up shows he tours across LA, Miami, NY/NJ and overseas! Completing his sweep around most of the 50 states, Squidnice is ready to takeover 2019. Check out some of my personal picks from his releases so far.
Stream “Trap By My Lonely” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KX1goadniQ
Stream “Craccen” ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y16xk3nNOY
Stream “Everywhere I Go” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx4_LtF3-j8