Video: wifisfuneral – “wya pt. 2”
Following-Up a Fan-Favorite Track from the Palm Beach County Rapper’s 2017 Mixtape The Boy Who Cried Wolf with a Kanye West-Influenced Video, “wya pt. 2” is the Latest Release From Ethernet 2, Out 6/28
“[wifisfuneral] displays an impressive array of verbal acrobatics, showing off masterful breath control and a rapid fire flow.” – Pitchfork
“He’s synthesized the regionless, borderless world of the internet age from which he takes his name, while lacing it with a narcotically addictive flow and a distinct ear for melody that’s allowed him to develop while others stagnate.” – NOISEY
“The young rapper has a wide range of skills, from agile raps and bass-heavy tracks to dark and moody slow-burners, and his unpredictability is part of his appeal” – Pigeons & Planes
Commanding a cult of followers attracted to his dark lyricism and inventive flows, 22-year-old rapper wifisfuneral occupies a unique position in hip-hop’s class of SoundCloud graduates. Following-up a fan favorite, wifisfuneral shares “wya pt. 2,” his latest video single. The sequel to “wya?,” a highlight from 2017’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf mixtape that eventually inspired a remix featuring Ugly God, “wya pt. 2” shows wifi’s progression as an artist, as he complements his technical rhyming with bursts of emotional melody. In the video, wifi welcomes viewers into his warped world, as he rhymes in front of mesmerizing green screen effects, illustrating the Palm Beach County-native’s lyrics with psychedelic imagery. Premiered by Complex, “wya pt. 2” is the latest release from Ethernet 2, wifi’s upcoming EP, following last week’s “eggs,” a spritely new single.
“‘WYA’ was a big record for me because it showed my fans a different side of my personality,” said wifisfuneral to Complex. “I started making this new song a couple of months ago and as I was making it the title just came to me; it’s the perfect sequel. For the video, I was inspired by Kid Cudi and Kanye West’s ‘Welcome to Heartbreak’ video, so this is me putting my own twist on that.”
The follow-up to 2018’s Ethernet Vol. One mixtape, which racked up over 60 million streams on Spotify alone, Ethernet 2 expands upon the themes of alienation and addiction that defined the first volume. The EP will host recent singles such as “run?“, which peaked at #3 on SoundCloud’s New & Hot chart, “No Trust,” a pure evil and bass-heavy single, which boasts wifi’s first credit as a producer, and “30 For 30,” featuring Al Benji. Last week, wifisfuneral shared the video for “Alone As A Facetat,” an XXXTentacion tribute from his late 2018 Leave Me The F*ck Alone EP. Ethernet 2 hits the internet on June 28th via Alamo/Interscope.
Ethernet 2 arrives ahead of wifi’s “Free Weef Tour,“ a headlining national tour spanning this summer. Presented by The Living Dead, the tour starts on July 11th in Seattle, passes through Los Angeles on July 18th (Los Globos) and Brooklyn on August 1st (Kingsland), before wrapping up with four hometown shows in Florida from August 8th-11th. With supporting performances from Camp Yola and #2Stoned, the “Free Weef Tour” is wifi’s second national tour of the year, following the “Conn3t3d Tour” with Robb Bank$.
Watch “wya pt. 2”: https://youtu.be/5bjNTPbd8S4
Watch a trailer for Ethernet 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxkUvMPgFRY/
Buy Tickets for the “Free Weef Tour”: http://freeweeftour.com
21-year-old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 700,000 followers on various social media platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s independent projects Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) and When Hell Falls (January 27, 2017) reached #69 and #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts respectively, resulting in a label deal with Alamo and Interscope Records. His major label debut mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, received critical acclaim, with two of the tracks earning placement in the Spotify’s coveted Most Necessary playlist. His latest mixtape, Ethernet, was released in June 2018 via Alamo Records. In 2018, wifisfuneral was officially named to the XXL Freshman List and reached #1 on YouTube’s trending chart. Most recently, wifisfuneral appeased his fans with Leave Me The Fuck Alone EP, a four-track effort with production from frequent collaborators HenryDaher and Cris Dinero.
Bio, photos, music, and more for wifisfuneral can be found at www.audibletreats.com/wifisfuneral
“Alone As A Facetat”: https://youtu.be/9t2a0gp5g5E
Leave Me The Fuck Alone EP: http://smarturl.it/wifialoneep // https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/sets/leave-me-the-fuck-alone