Formalities is the professional name of an otherwise anonymous emerging independent hip-hop artist who arrived on the scene in 2022. He made his debut in February with the release of the single “Reyuo”. That track introduced a talented young rapper from Arizona with a timeless sound and a verbose lyrical style.
Since that first single, the prolific producer has released a remarkable volume of work. In less than a year the 18 year-old emcee has dropped over a dozen singles, three EPs and the full-length 13-track album No Patience. His versatile sound is built on minimalist lo-fi, boom-bap and trap beats. Lyrically, the loquacious rapper flows easily between hard drill raps, cool poetry-slam style stream-of-consciousness freestyles and biting social commentary.
“Emotionless” is a brand new single from Formalities, released worldwide via all major streaming services on August 10, 2022. A deep and dirty sawtooth bass rattles the walls as the track’s syncopated beat spins. The rapper steps to the mic with his sophisticated flow, incorporating old-school lyrical style and jazz-phrasing. Without pausing for a breath he matches the beat’s eighth-note rhythm with a smart machine-gun freestyle rap.
Check out “Emotionless” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Formalities. Get on his profiles and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting new name in hip-hop.