After first getting his start in New York’s Hip-Hop scene, while performing at legendary venues such as Wetlands and Nuyorican Poets Café, the Peruvian native, Eff Yoo, sharpened his craft through street cyphers as well as the now infamous, Rikers Island Battles, all while being employed by the now defunct, Rawkus Records. Through these experiences, Eff gained the necessary knowledge and connections necessary to navigate throughout the industry, eventually gaining affiliation to the super group, Broken Home, as well as Brooklyn’s notorious, Lo-Life’s crew. Artistically, Eff credits his influence to rappers such as Nas, MF DOOM, Hector Lavoe and even the likes of Radiohead, Bob Dylan, and Sade, all of which allow him to stand apart from most of the street rapper’s of today’s era.
Drawing inspiration from various works in the Bible, Eff Yoo’s latest effort, Papa Dios, is the result of blending various parables, with gritty street raps street raps, over triumphant instrumentals, all produced by Chi-Town beatsmith, Rediculus. Concept albums, however, are common ground for the Queen’s raised emcee, whose previous titles include, Legend of the Gnomesword, and the Donald Goines inspired, Bodega Businessman. Eff Yoo has also recently unveiled his collaborative project, They Came On Horseback, with Godilla, of Battle Axe Warriors fame; their efforts led to having the album chart amongst iTunes’ Top Ten Independent Titles, upon its release.
Sonically, Eff Yoo’s blend of braggadocios rhymes, intellect and imagination bring shine to, Papa Dios. Whereas some tracks, such as the album’s opener, “The First Power,” followed by, “Lust In Eden,” give off a more laid back vibe, others such as the cinematic “This is the End,” and “Don’t Blame the Messengers,” prove that Eff isn’t afraid to deliver his wrath to the critics and haters. Combined, the ten track offering bravely showcase Eff’s lyrical depth and poetic genius. Papa Dios includes guest features from the likes of Tragedy Khadafi, Thirstin Howl III, Nems, Spit Gemz, Born Unique, and Godilla, among others, and is now available for stream via AudioMack, and SoundCloud, and can be purchased through Bandcamp for $7, courtesy of Platformz Records. Please refer to the links below to support.
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