North Carolina’s Deniro Farrar has released his debut album Destiny Altered. In a much-deserved hat tip, he’s passing 100% of profits to the album’s producers, an impressively compiled upper tier group of cloudy, based Bandcamp-dominators—SKYWLKR, Silky Johnson, nem270, Ryan Hemsworth and Keyboard Kid—as well as some relative newcomers to rap like David Heartbreak, who makes a serious star turn flipping trance samples on “Reasons,” the above video, and “Dying to See Another Day.” Farrar’s voice is deep and distinctly southern, an underrepresented regional perspective for this brand of production, usually reserved for California natives. In fact, East Oakland-based Green Ova representative Shady Blaze makes two guest appearances, his unswerving double-time a great counterbalance to Farrar’s patient flow. Other guest features include SL Jones, fellow North Carolina resident Big Pooh and ST 2 Lettaz from G-Side. All typed out like this, with a seemingly endless supporting cast, Destiny Altered sounds a bit disconnected, but Deniro Farrar works like a master carpenter, lording over the album and its umpteen special beats, never leaving any ends rough. Destiny Altered is pay-what-you want on Farrar’s Bandcamp, and streaming in its entirely below.
Download: Deniro Farrar’s Destiny Altered