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Icon in the making Raydeo unlocks his most braggadocious flow with latest delivery ‘TOLD YOU SO’

If Raydeo were to put ‘Alchemist’ at the top of his resumé, nobody could question it. With a growing catalogue of sonic goodness, and armed with the distinct drawl of his hometown, the Washington Heights, New York native now returns with a welcome addition of braggadocious hip hop ‘TOLD YOU SO’, along with much-anticipated accompanying visuals.

Having created a sound that resembles a transformative potion of otherworldly hip hop and echoes of evergreen old school fusion tones, the master of alchemy Raydeo has stirred up some magic yet again. By choosing the perfect musical elements and seamlessly integrating them, this new offering lends itself to a listening experience that is helplessly intoxicating - one that could easily turn up the heat in a club setting.

“‘Told you so’ is me finally telling myself that I am a king, I deserve to be the highest in the room when I put blood, sweat and tears into all my creations and the world needs to know that RAYDEO will continue to be forever.” - Raydeo

A cocktail of drill and hip hop, showcasing a harmonious partnership between upbeat rapping flares and an intoxicating flow, the track is balanced with a gritty, head-nodding baseline. With releases like ‘LOVE ME NOT’ and ‘AEREY’ already putting his music before a well-versed group of fans, Raydeo’s fascination with sound and melody formation is ever-growing.

The accompanying music video packs just as much of a punch with it's feature film-esque direction, paying homage to the golden era of hip hop with reminiscent, retro colourways and playful shots. As it stitches together scenes in a seamless, decade-spanning fashion, a contrast of old school hip hop and new school drill unravels across a runtime of just over three minutes - producing a visual with instant replay appeal.

Coupled with a refreshingly different sound that is also consistent with the stylistic trends of today’s hip hop soundscapes, Raydeo’s presence continues to grow exponentially as he explores all avenues of creative expression.

Riding the impactful wave of his last release ‘ACTION FIGURE’’, his passion only piques more as he strikes the perfect balance of mellow cadence and recite-worthy hooks resulting in a cleverly complex track in wonderfully simple clothing. As Raydeo continues to interlink classic, evergreen rap styles with pleasing, unexpected flips, his signature unruffled and unhurried flow is one that resonates with every hip hop lover..

Coupled with his stoic, efficient rap style and winking wit, this is an artist born out of pure organic growth. As his dynamic background and points of reference ground him, he embarks on a coming of age journey. The result being an effortless head-bopping, toe-tapping soundscape for the summer months.

'TOLD YOU SO' is now out on streaming platforms. Check it out below:



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