“their distinct dynamics and commanding bars are nothing short of exceptional”
“one of the most exciting young rap groups to pop up in years”
Today, prodigious Baltimore / Florida hip-hop collective LOWFi shares a new video featuring Von Wilda. “Crooked Halo” is directed by Adam Ben and captures the grim realities of the 16-year-old MC’s hometown of Baltimore. The track arrives off of LOWFi’s debut project The Allegory, which showcased the trio’s wide range of influences and dynamic lyrical skillset.
The Allegory signals the trio’s first full collaborative work from the bright, musical minds of members Jayy Grams, Von Wilda and Hayelo. The conceptual project is based on Plato’s work ‘Allegory of the Cave’, as it aims to both raise societal questions and answer them through thoughtful lyricism and a fresh, youthful energy. LOWFi also recently announced a run of US tour dates alongside Chris Webby that will see the trio play 11 shows before concluding on November 6th.
Watch “Crooked Halo” and hear The Allegory above, see below for their video “LOWFi Anthem” and full project info, and stay tuned for more from LOWFi soon.
LOWFi began in 2013 as a byproduct of their generation’s fluency in social media, when young Baltimore MCs Jayy Grams and Von Wilda connected with Florida-native Hayelo on The Booth Rap Studio app, sharing their music with one another and building a relationship. Bonding over their similar approaches to making music, the three teenage solo artists decided to form an all-for-one crew and began making music as LOWFi. Over the last several years, each individual member of the trio has made solo noise, with Jayy Grams’ 2017 album Grime & Basslinez receiving glowing praise and his song “Hypebeast” featuring Hayelo, accruing over half a million Spotify plays. After bodying Sway in the Morning’s “Friday Fire Cypher” earlier this year, 18-year old Grams asserted that LOWFi is in its own creative lane and the trio is ready to be heard. Now signed to Cinematic Music Group, the label responsible for introducing Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T., Mick Jenkins, Yungeen Ace, JayDaYoungan, and Flipp Dinero, LOWFi is poised to penetrate the hearts and minds of hip-hop audiences everywhere.