“Lucha Libre” is a hip-hop album by artist $urferr Gold it was released on Streaming platforms worldwide on June 8th 2021. Throughout the 13 tracks, I was mesmerized by $urferr Goldʼs ability to craft an atmosphere in his songs and transport listeners to new places through symbolism and emotive delivery. Lucha Libre felt like & fully realized project with influences from trap and R&B.
The first half of the album is dominated by energetic songs that help solidify $urferr Goldʼs sound and defining aesthetics. Soul in the Dark has a spacey and trap-heavy vibe. Due to his strong presence in the song, he can paint a dark picture of his mindset and the place heʼs coming from. Tears immediately capitalizes on this ambiance with its Travis Scott influence. I felt Goldʼs delivery was full of emotion and feeling. His verse in the latter half added more substance to the song and left a lasting impression. Rule the World has strong Kid Cudi vibes with a darker and fantastical aesthetic to it. My only gripe is that the track ends too early. White Hoodie is & moody track that uses & slower tempo to elevate its sound and depth.
Devotion immediately starts with heavy-hitting 808s. I was instantly caught by the laidback and xany vibe of the track. Lyd Vicious’s chemistry with Gold made the track special and an excellent way to end the logical first half of the album. I felt the following tracks had their own tone: War carried a serious tone with it and an equally aggressive message. Brain Washed focuses on the distorted inner monologue of $urferr Gold. He goes back and forth with himself, and it feels like he has reached out for a previously unexplored inner dimension.
$urferr Gold is not afraid of giving everything to the rap game and his career as an artist. War was my favorite song by far in this album. Promises was the next highlight for me with its distant production and more established sound. $urferrr Gold felt natural and comfortable on this instrumental. Don carried a distinct Juicewrld and Lil Uzi Vert influence. Gold was experimenting a little bit into the emo territory with this song and it paid off immensely. The subject matter dove deep into his mindset and was abundant with introspection. The album ends on a moody note with She Donʼt Even Know.
Overall, I felt that the specialized trap/trance-y production and $urferr Goldʼs prolific performance set the uniqueness of this albumʼs sound. No song felt out of place, and they all worked well together towards the dark and psychedelic aesthetic that Gold was aiming to craft. I highly recommend listening to this album!
Watch $urferr Gold’s Latest Interview On The Po Politickin Show
Po Politickin is a hip hop podcaster who has interviewed a long line of hip hop greats such as J.Prince Senior, J Hood, Freddie Gibbs, Rasheeda, and now $urferr Gold. The Po Politickin show has been live on air from 2008 until now and it is a trusted source of information in the rap world. In The Interview with Po, $urferr Gold talks his most recent Album Lucha Libre, his music origins, the state of his life and career, as well as his plans for future artistic projects. $urferr Gold goes in depth and leaves no stone uncovered. The interview is a must watch for any true rap/hip hop fan! Watch The Interview below on YouTube or Listen to the interview on player.fm, Spreaker, or Spotify!
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$urferr Gold was born in Detroit, MI. As a young boy, he relocated with his single mother to Marietta, Ga to be closer to other members of his family such as aunts and uncles. Even as a young boy $urferr Gold displayed a talent for showmanship, at one family reunion for example the young $urferr Gold got up on stage in front of the whole family and started singing yes Jesus loves me after which the talented young boy asked the rhetorical question, Can A Man Sing! To which his whole family erupted in cheers and laughter. This event would foreshadow $urferr Gold’s chosen entrepreneurial path as a Rap Artist in years to come. Beginning at the age of 15 the then adolescent $urferr Gold was put on to the classic work of art “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay Z. When $urferr heard the way Jay wove his tales of self-belief and bravado he was forever changed. If that wasn’t enough to spark a young $urferr Gold’s interest in rap music then his first time hearing Nas’s classic Illmatic completely sealed the deal. He was beyond inspired by Nas’s ability to paint such vivid pictures using just lyrics and a beat. It was as a teenager that $urferr Gold began to hone his listening ear as a fan of the greats. He later spent time in Seattle which also influenced him musically. He would soak it all up over the years developing a distinct ear for only the finest hip hop and rap. Finally, as the teenager developed into a young man, $urferr Gold began creating his own unique rap style while simultaneously crafting and strengthening his unique image. Thus Thawtful-Records was eventually born while $urferr Gold was living in downtown Atlanta with his then-girlfriend and soon-to-be wife. Thawtful -Records is a play of the name of the Egyptian god of magic and writing Thoth. It also represents the level of thought that $urferr Gold is known to infuse his lyrics and rhythms with. Starting in 2018 and going into 2019, $urferr would release a slew of hit singles which Dark is the lead single off the project, and it's already going viral on TikTok. This is just the beginning for $urferr Gold’s musical career but you can bet that with the passion and work ethic he has for greatness that he will achieve many more milestones, awards, and trophies as his career continue to gain traction with new fans. $urferr Gold is definitely an artist to watch in the coming years and months. Before long the name $urferr Gold will be synonymous with G.O.A.T. For the moment $urferr Gold is living in Mexico with his wife and together they are traveling the world all while making the best music possible. as followed by the first complete body of work that $urferr Gold released from his self owned label Thawtful Records would be The Orange Tape which was released in 2020. The Orange Tape was quickly followed by the release of The Gold Tape later in the same year. Both albums were received with excellent fanfare, by fans, bloggers, peers, and critics alike. The most recent release by $urferr Gold is his third complete body of work titled Lucha Libre. With each release, it is evident that $urferr Gold is a perfectionist that is never satisfied with anything less than the best musical performance that he is capable of. Each of the three projects is exceptionally good on its own but together they represent the artistic growth of $urferr Gold. On Lucha Libre, $urferr Gold expresses raw emotions that the listener can instantly feel. Soul In The Dark is the lead single off the project and it's already going viral on TikTok. This is just the beginning for $urferr Gold’s musical career but you can bet that with the passion and work ethic he has for greatness that he will achieve many more milestones, awards, and trophies as his career continue to gain traction with new fans. $urferr Gold is definitely an artist to watch in the coming years and months. Before long the name $urferr Gold will be synonymous with G.O.A.T. For the moment $urferr Gold is living in Mexico with his wife and together they are traveling the world all while making the best music possible.
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