Buzzing Denver rap artist Itsoktocry’s new single and music video “Bi-Polar Freestyle” is officially released today. Regarding the track, Itsoktocry says, “I freestyled the whole song in a few minutes, but I’m basically just trying to get a message across. Mental health, including anxiety and depression and bipolar disorder, have been kind of popularized by music and pop culture, and kids think it’s cool to have those things and they pretend to have those afflictions. When in reality those afflicted, including myself, are tormented every day. That’s why I say things like “I don’t know why the hell you want to be like me, my life fu*** miserable I don’t know why you like me” in the song. It’s just me speaking my mind on the matter. I was in my feelings when I made it.”
Itsoktocry’s music has been described as dark electronic, a rock/rap hybrid that sounds like a future Nine Inch Nails. Framed by his iconic green hair, the Itsoktocry musical persona binds the bridge between music genres to create his own unique sound. A collision of emoticon-laden innocence and deeply felt torment that absolutely commands your attention. From guttural screaming to beautiful melodies, his vocal range sets him apart from other artists, making this exciting new artist a pivotal leader in the new wave emerging from the rap genre.
Itsoktocry says, “LIL LOCK PICK is a personal swagger anthem. A result of unlocking hidden potential and self-care leads to an experimental ensemble of fast dirty synths and cartoonish vocals. Anybody who is feeling themselves or the swag is really gonna vibe with the track. The concept behind the video is a mixture of aesthetics from the Disney Hercules underworld, and an ode to the Fall Out Boy classic “Sugar We’re Going Down.” Dark deep blues mixed with pastel electric pinks really pull you into the world of the video. The point was to convey a demigod like presence and otherworldly atmosphere to run parallel with the harsh futuristic instrumental.”
Originally a part of JOULE$’ underground hip hop association Dio Collective, by late 2015 Itsoktocry was running with HEARTBREAKK CLUBB, a loose collection of rappers, artists and producers, including Yunggoth and the soon to be posthumous megastar Lil Peep. Peep and Itsoktocry collaborated on several tracks, released primarily through Soundcloud, prior to Peep’s passing in 2017 at the age of 21. But Peep wasn’t just a collaborator, he was also Itsoktocry’s close personal friend whose loss still reverberates through both his music and lyrics.
Itsoktocry has already created a major buzz among his substantial following including 150k monthly listeners on Spotify as well as 17k followers on Twitter, and now with his new record titled ‘Poshboy’ ready to be released in early-April on powerhouse indie label Cleopatra Records, Itsoktocry is ready to step even further into the spotlight.
“You think Billie Eilish has a monopoly on creepy teen angst? Think again.”
“….as off beat as anything you’ve heard before.”
– Closed Captioned
“ITSOKTOCRY is in the future and you can get left behind or try to catch up.”
– 303 Magazine
“He’s got green hair and face tattoos. He writes his name and song titles in capital letters. He’s wearing antlers in his new video. And his music is some sort of weird, basically indecipherable collision of rap, rock and industrial. One spin through his infectiously twisted single LIL LOCK PICK — makes it clear he will not be that easily ignored.”