An Introduction to Deniro Farrar and His Cult Rap Movement

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Via"I'll wake up, do 250 push-ups and stare in the mirror for a while," says Deniro Farrar when asked about his plans for the morning of the release of Rebirth, his debut major label project. The North Carolina-based rapper's rise and shine routine could well be a summation of his music, which balances an abrasive and visceral delivery that channels the unbridled anguish of 'Pac with tender moments of personal reflection. Rebirth's opening song begins with Deniro asking for forgiveness for his lifestyle before eschewing confessions in church in favor of spilling out his soul over the ghostly production. The rest of the six-track project has Deniro speaking from a similarly frank book as he muses on personal changes in his life and coins soulful redemptive raps.

Ahead of the Rebirth EP release show at SOB's on May 19th, read on to get hip to Deniro's cult rap movement and find out how it can change your life for the better.

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Are you nervous about the release of your first major label project?
Nah, I'm never nervous, man.

How is Rebirth different from the projects you've released before?
It's actually a combination of everything I've ever released all made into one. I feel like my whole lifestyle has been put out there through all of my music but I've never really dropped just one chapter about how I am feeling at a certain time in one project. That's what I've done with Rebirth. It's more of a confessional outlet for me. And everything will expand after this project.

The opening track mentions many of your family members, like an older brother and an alcoholic uncle. Did you let them hear the track before releasing it?
Nah, it's my life. I don't have many people that I can talk to and that I can trust so my music is a way for me to vent and my music is like my psychiatrist. I have a conversation through my music like that. I feel like I have some of the truest music in the game -- I'm just so honest with it. So that first track, like the intro, it was probably the most emotional song on the project for me to write because I explored so much on it and made myself very vulnerable on the track. I exposed a lot that people don't know about Deniro Farrar.

Was it an emotional song to write?
Not really. My soul is a combination of my thoughts that I'm feeling at the time and what I'm going through so it wasn't hard.

Have you had any feedback from any of your family when you've mentioned them in your music?
Nah, I don't talk to them before I put songs out. My family never even gives a fuck. They don't listen to my music like that. The only way they'd hear it is if I bring it to them and ask them to listen to it, but nobody from my family that I mention in a song is going to go out and purchase Rebirth. It ain't like that.

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