Rapper, producer, and engineer from Orlando, Florida, Danny K has put out his fourth single of 2022, Handsome & Crisp. He released his debut single, Florida Boy as a self-portrait, autobiographical track in 2021. The artist packs his tracks with trippy, dream-jazz melody tangents that form the backdrop for his savvy rap verses.

Forming part of Danny’s Jazz Rap Mafia series, the track’s aesthetic emerges out of the jazzy tunes immersed in nostalgia and soulful melodies that are inspired by Curtis Mayfield & The Whispers. The artist seeks out the roots of hip-hop with his poetic verses. Danny points to Kanye West, Dr. Dre, and Madlib as inspirations for the track’s instrumentation and production.

A drum riff opens the track and paves the way to Danny’s alluring vocal texture. Stirring a dream fever, the verses expand into mesmerizing jazz synths that blossom into delirium sequences. Reminiscent of Freddie Gibbs, Benny the Butcher, and MF DOOM, the electrifying trance-jazz vibes compel emotional stimulations and musical imagery.

Luminescent and self-contained, the self-produced track is a world of its own. The avant-garde track was composed using Battery 4 by Native Instruments and Logic Pro X. The track’s glistening soundscape engages and enraptures you as Danny Krikorian’s smooth rap delivers poetic gold.

Available on Spotify and YouTube Music!

Listen to Handsome & Crisp by Danny K here –