Animating muted flows with vivid and potent storytelling, Rylo Rodriguez has poised himself as one of the rawest rhymers emerging from the south. Delivering on his reputation for diaritic street anthems, the 4PF signee shares his latest video single, “Benz Truck.” Over a slow burn instrumental of yearning guitar riffs and ethereal echoing vocables, produced by Quay Global, Rylo reflects on real ones lost and fake love gained and how both have served as constants in his rollercoaster rise to prominence, while displaying the clever wordplay that makes the Mobile, AL native a standout: “Got n****s dying daily, need to know my personal life/If I f****d then walk past her, but I ain’t going to church tonight.”
The NARDYMARLEY-directed visual for “Benz Truck,” much like the track itself, speaks to the darker side of the come up and reveals the sheer distance that separates a shining star from its closest neighbor. As Rylo reclines on a couch piled with stacks of cash or sits on the floor by the window of a lonely penthouse surrounded by candles, he discerns the bittersweet feeling of grieving in luxury.
Since delivering his 2020 debut LP, G.I.H.F. (Goat In Human Form), a 17-track effort with appearances from Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, and Yo Gotti, he’s demonstrated a rare ability to mold soulful street narratives of life in Mobile into heavy-hearted raps that speak to a universal struggle. That rare ability not only endeared him to Lil Baby who signed him to his 4PF imprint, but has since led artists like Kodak Black, Nardo Wick, EST Gee, OMB Peezy, and many more, to enlist Rylo’s signature style for their own music.
Stay tuned for more from Rylo Rodriguez as the summer heats up.