Single: Ralo ft. Lil Baby – “Lil Cali & Pakistan”
The Atlanta Heavyweights Do Work in Infamous ATL Neighborhoods in This Flute-Flavored, Complex-Premiered Trap Single
Critical Praise for Ralo:
“With “My Brothers,” Ralo shows the full range of his improvements since his last project, displaying a new mastery of his own flow that should be enough evidence of his potential star power.” – Noisey
Tearing through trap tracks with his signature caterwaul, ATL’s Ralo commands the respect of everyone in the Dirty South. Taking us on a tour through some of Atlanta’s most notorious neighborhoods, Ralo speaks on his hustle in “Lil Cali & Pakistan,” his latest single. Lil Cali is the nickname for Oakland, a neighborhood in Atlanta, which is famous for its marijuana, while Pakistan is a nickname for The West End, home to a large Muslim population. Gliding over tinker-toy keyboards and swirling flutes, Ralo cleverly boasts about his wealth, his status, and his street cred: “I got more money than you and your daddy!” Featuring an appearance from Lil Baby, who ably trades bars with Ralo, “LIl Cali & Pakistan” is a compelling twist on the Ralo formula, imbuing braggadocio with pathos and emotional honesty. Premiered by Complex, “Lil Cali & Pakistan” is Ralo’s first new track since Summer 2017’s Ralo LaFlare.
Hosted by Gucci Mane, Ralo LaFlare was Ralo’s most accomplished project yet. A hard-hitting and personal collection of tracks, the project explored the similarities and close relationship between Ralo and Gucci: Both were born on February 12th, and have shared many similar life experiences including growing up in poverty, spending time in prison, and standing trial for murder. Featuring appearances from heavy-hitters like Gucci, Young Thug, Young Dolph, Lil Durk, Fetty Wap, OJ Da Juiceman, Sean Garrett, and with production from Cassius Jay, Super Mario, Honorable C-Note, Wheezy, and more, Ralo LaFlare found Ralo creating a trap Mardi Gras, utilizing his extensive connections to the Atlanta underground to foster an atmosphere where the city’s top talents can thrive. The leader of Famerica, a community organization that he founded, Ralo is preparing to release more music later in 2017 and in early 2018.
Listen to “Lil Cali & Pakistan” ft. Lil Baby: https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/lil-cali-pakistan-ralo-lil-baby/
Buy “Lil Cali & Pakistan”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-cali-pakistan-single/id1308637368?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes
Check out the Complex premiere: http://www.complex.com/music/2017/11/dj-kutt-throat-ralo-lil-baby-lil-cali-and-pakistan
Ralo’s’ music is a combination of ingenuity and power. He has worked with acts such as Gucci Mane, Future, Shawty Lo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Jefé (Shy Glizzy), and Young Scooter. This experience has given Ralo the opportunity to prove to his fans that he has what it takes to surpass some of the more popular mainstream and independent artists out today. His most recent project, Famerican Gangster 2, a follow up to 2016’s accomplished Diary of the Streets II, came out on February 12th.
Born and raised in The Bluff, a notoriously dangerous neighborhood in West Atlanta recently featured in the film Snow On the Bluff, Ralo Laflare (neé Terrell Davis) provided for his family at a young age, selling CDs and DVDs on the streets while honing his rap skills. Unfortunately, his youthful indiscretions caused him to spend much of his young life in and out of jail. After emerging from prison for the final time in 2015, Ralo found Islam, and he dedicated his life to making the streets a safer place through his music. After gaining notoriety in the Atlanta trap scene working with artists such as Future and Young Scooter, Ralo founded #Famerican, a music movement and community foundation under his direction. Signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Eskimo Records, Ralo Laflare represents a more empathetic take on trap music, balancing street tales with a deep sense of morality.
“Lil Cali & Pakistan” ft. Lil Baby: https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/lil-cali-pakistan-ralo-lil-baby/
Stream “Never Going Broke” ft. Young Dolph: https://soundcloud.com/
Famerican Gangster 2: https://itunes.apple.com/
“Young N*gga” ft. Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzi Vert: https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/young-ngga-ft-young-thug-lil-uzi-lil-yachty-prod-ricky-racks-main/s-lsPu2
“They Can’t Stop Us” ft. Gucci Mane: https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/they-cant-stop-us/s-VmKGg
“My Brothers” ft. Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Iik8iF8iw // https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/my-brothers-feat-future/
“Showers in the Dark”: https://soundcloud.com/ralofamerica/6-showers-in-the-dark
“This One For”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL1SphpzTXU