Listen to D’Armani’s hazy, cerebral “Know Energy.” D’Armani is a 20-year-old rapper out of Maryland. His new submission “Know Energy,” features very minimal drum programming, putting it in the category of more ambient traditionalists like Roc Marciano or Ka.
Rather than hiding in the murk of his hazy beats, however, his voice breaks through like a young Mos Def or Q-Tip, and he sounds extremely comfortable, adding a relaxed quality to his often complex flows. The whole track comes in and out like a dream, making for a cerebral style that’s easy to lose yourself in.
You can listen to more of his music on his official SoundCloud account. Let us know what you think of him in the comments below.