Published on January 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
South Florida Superhero wifisfuneral Takes Flight in Latest E3 Video
Video: wifisfuneral – “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane” ft. Ratchet Roach
The Alamo Records Signee Is Ready For His Close-Up in the Latest Video From the EV3RYTHING SUCKS EP
“[wifisfuneral] displays an impressive array of verbal acrobatics, showing off masterful breath control and a rapid fire flow.” – Pitchfork
“He’s synthesized the regionless, borderless world of the internet age from which he takes his name, while lacing it with a narcotically addictive flow and a distinct ear for melody that’s allowed him to develop while others stagnate.” – NOISEY
“The young rapper has a wide range of skills, from agile raps and bass-heavy tracks to dark and moody slow-burners, and his unpredictability is part of his appeal” – Pigeons & Planes
wifisfuneral’s music is playfully bleak, commenting on the rapper’s inner demons with wit and wordplay. Flashing his rhyming prowess with some help from fellow Floridian Ratchet Roach, wifi shares “It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane!,” a new music video. A bassy banger produced by wifi’s frequent collaborator Nvbeel, “It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane!” is an upbeat hustler’s anthem, as the Palm Beach County native takes time to count his blessings: “Them racks, they touch from the ground to my face.” Filmed in a series of close-ups, wifi and Ratchet Roach flex in a vacant lot, rocking hoodies and playing with voodoo dolls. “It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane!” is the fourth standout video from EV3RYTHING SUCKS, wifi’s December 2019 EP, following “Peace Sign,” “Split” and the recent “What You Made Me.” Last week, wifi teamed up with veteran rock band Buckcherry to update their 2006 hit “Crazy B*tch.”
Rhyming with wit and clarity about his struggles with fame and addiction, wifi continues the Ethernet series with EV3RYTHING SUCKS. The follow-up to 2018’s standout Ethernet Vol. 1 mixtape and last summer’s Ethernet 2 EP, EV3RYTHING SUCKS (abbreviated to E3) finds the Palm Beach County rapper alternating flex-heavy anthems like the YBN Nahmir-featuring “Peace Sign” with reflective tracks like EP intro “All Bones.” Featuring production from NVBEEL, GRiMM Doza, and Cxdy (of Internet Money), E3 is available everywhere via Alamo Records.
E3 finished off a busy year for wifi, marked by two headlining tours, three projects, and numerous collaborations with up-and-coming rappers. In June, wifi dropped Ethernet 2, an emotionally bare examination of his fraught mental state, with bright sonics that bely the heavy subject matter powering singles like “run?” (6.8 million Spotify streams). At the top of the year, wifi teamed up with Robb Bank$ for Conn3t3d, an 11-track collab project that fueled a nationwide tour. Most recently, wifi hopped on “Beretta,” an anthem by rising Florida rhymer $not, which racked up over 9 million combined streams on SoundCloud and Spotify.
Watch “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!” ft. Ratchet Roach: http://smarturl.it/itsabirditsaplane
Buy/Stream EV3RYTHING SUCKS EP: http://smarturl.it/ev3rythingsucks
EV3RYTHING SUCKS EP tracklist:
- All Bones
- It’s A Bird! It’s a Plane! (feat. Ratchet Roach)
- Peace Sign ft. YBN Nahmir
- What You Made Me
22-year-old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 700,000 followers on various social media platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s independent projects Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) and When Hell Falls (January 27, 2017) reached #69 and #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts respectively, resulting in a label deal with Alamo and Interscope Records. His major label debut mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, received critical acclaim, with two of the tracks earning placement in the Spotify’s coveted Most Necessary playlist. His latest mixtape, Ethernet, was released in June 2018 via Alamo Records. In 2018, wifisfuneral was officially named to the XXL Freshman List and reached #1 on YouTube’s trending chart. In 2019, wifi headlined two nationwide tours, released two follow-up EPs to Ethernet, and collaborated with Robb Bank$ on the Conn3ct3d project.
“What You Made Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hEn4ZT6QXU
EV3RYTHING SUCKS EP: http://smarturl.it/ev3rythingsucks
“Peace Sign” ft. YBN Nahmir: http://smarturl.it/wifipeacesign
Ethernet 2: https://smarturl.it/ethernet2
“Alone As A Facetat”: https://youtu.be/9t2a0gp5g5E