Rhyme Report

Published on March 13th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


88rising star August 08 joins Smino in “Blood On My Hands”

Born and raised in the lesser than Hollywood side of Los Angeles, AUGUST 08 has accomplished a feat that many are unable to attest to: escape the gravitational pull of the street life and successfully make a living out of his passion. The 88rising crooner  is looking for the work-life balance we all strive for on his newest cut, “Blood On My Hands.” The lyrics paint a picture of a guilt-ridden figure whose love is split between two different girls, while actually drawing attention to a love triangle between a woman and his music. And while the lyrics are dripping with guilt, the beat is having none of it; this thing is bouncier than a trampoline in the middle of a kids birthday party. AUGUST 08 alluded to his desire to work with Smino not that long ago on Twitter, claiming the collaboration would produce something magical. It’s safe to say he wasn’t far off with his statement. Smino makes light work of the uptempo beat. He stays on topic with stories a love lost in Japan, while twisting the tongue of any listener brave enough to try to keep up with the talented wordsmith.

Last year, AUGUST 08 blew us away with his FATHER EP. Today, the California-bred artist is bouncing back into the spotlight with visuals for his new single “Blood on My Hands” featuring Smino. The accompanying visual is co-directed by Isha Walia and Travis Brothers and appears to simulate some sort of nighttime car crash from in the woods.”

AUGUST 08 recently collaborated with Wynne on the moody track “Spiral” which dropped at the top of December.

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