Diego Loma is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made his professional solo recording debut in 2021 with the single “Midas”. That track introduced a talented young rapper from the city of Santander in the north of Spain. The lifelong musician first started writing rhymes when he was still a teenager.
Since his debut, the prolific rapper has released four singles and now a brand new EP. He has connected with fans around the world, thanks to popular tracks like last year’s “Fugitivos”. The multitalented producer records his songs in his home, and then sends the completed tracks to a studio in Granada, Andalusia, where they are mixed and mastered.
‘De Dentro Pa’ Fuera’ (from the inside out) is the new EP from Diego Loma, released worldwide via all major streaming services on August 5, 2023. The six-song collection pairs an ecelectic hip-hop mix with the rapper’s observations about life, love, and coming of age in the modern world. It is a deeply personal record, and the artist hopes it connects with listeners on a deeper level.
The record opens with cinematic strings and a conversational tone on “Intro”, setting an intimate and dramatic mood. “Fugitivos” follows with a chill mix of Spanish guitar, ambient synths, and a downtempo lo-fi beat. Throughout the set, Diego Loma mixes elements of pop, hip-hop, and traditional music into a singular cohesive sound.
The title track is an introspective dark slow jam with R&B vibes, while “Lazos” adds a cool funk groove to that mood. On “Ahora Quiero Bueno” (now I want good) the rapper drops a dreamy melodic rap over a beautiful solo guitar piece. The EP closes with “Terapia”, a rapid-fire verbose lyrical rap over a cool 90’s throwback record-scratch boom-bap groove.
Check out De Dentro Pa’ Fuera in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the track “Terapia” on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist. Follow the links below to connect with the artist.