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#IndieSpotlight: Xleoniduz Is Back With Some Big Tracks

I‘ve covered Miami rapper Xleoniduz quite a few times now, and he manages to change his vibe and aesthetic quite seamlessly; whether it’s the introspective lamenting of a one-time trapper or ambient audio-art, he traverses numerous styles without missing a beat.

Hsi latest batch of records are slower, jazzy, and a perfect soundtrack to the end of summer. It’s safe to say they are odes to his love of women. “P.A.P.I.” which has been floating for just over a month has already amassed almost 39k spins on SoundCloud, which it’s infectious hook that reminds (only conceptually_ of the Ludacris/Nate Dogg classic “Area Codes.” On “Girls” he breaks down the flavors of girls he’s feeling over the smoothest instrumental I’ve heard in a while.

The saxophone fueled “Mi Negra” is a subtle warning to stay the hell away from his girl; the track is a head nodding ode to love.

What I’ve always admired about Xleoniduz is that when he hits me with a pack of records, they all seem to have a cohesive feel. Right down to the cover art, which is super dope, he is a complete package. These latest tracks are the strongest I’ve heard from him and seem to ooze the most commercial appeal thus far, in my humble opinion.

Give the new tracks a spin, and sty up on the kid! Early.

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