In just one year, nineteen year old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 920,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 500,000 followers on various social media platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s independent projects Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) and When Hell Falls (January 27, 2017) reached #69 and #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts respectively, resulting in a label deal with Alamo and Interscope Records. His major label debut mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, came out this summer to critical acclaim, with two of the tracks earning placement in the Spotify's coveted Most Necessary playlist.
Rocking a hypnotic cadence over whirring synth and bright tubular bells, wifi expands upon his day-to-day on "Genesis," his latest single. With production from Ronny J, "Genesis" showcases wifi's tight technique and witty bars, as he shouts down haters and chronicles his drug use, masking his emotional turmoil with clever boasts: "Woke up shitty like 'fuck today'/I might sip this syrup straight/Drowning my emotions in abyss, like 'shit, that's errday.'" "Genesis" is the latest single in a momentous build-up to Ethernet, wifi's upcoming mixtape, following his team up with Curren$y for the remix to "25 Lighters," the original version of which has over 3 million streams on all platforms. Earlier this year, wifi released "Knots," his collaboration with Brooklyn upstart Jay Critch, a remix to Comethazine's DJ Mustard-produced "Sticks," a couple of collaborations with Robb Bank$, and shared Last Time Doing Drugs, a joint EP with wifi's longtime collaborator and producer Cris Dinero, which features an appearance from Craig Xen.
With a growing fan base and a massive success thus far, wifisfuneral's star has only just started to rise. Look for the young rapper to continue his rise in 2018 with the upcoming release of Ethernet.