Published on November 12th, 2023 | by Just Jay0
Atlanta Rap Star Ralo Releases New Single ‘First Day Out’
Atlanta rap star Ralo makes his long-awaited return with new single “First Day Out” and announces signing to 300 Entertainment.
Marking a major moment five years in the making, acclaimed Atlanta rap powerhouse Ralo makes his anxiously awaited comeback today. He just dropped off his “First Day Out” single and broke the news of his official signing to 300 Entertainment!
The song signals the beginning of the next chapter for the rapper, who was just released from prison this past Wednesday, November 8th. On the track, piano pierces through thick 808s as his signature delivery rings out. Introspective and thoughtful rhymes give way to a promise as he urges, “I’d die for this shit, I swear to God I will,” before he assures, “Don’t you ask me who I choose, ‘cause I choose the Lord.”
About the song, Ralo revealed, “I’ve seen since I’ve been incarcerated nearly 6 years everybody choosing sides and becoming allies with one another, and I just wanted to acknowledge that fact that I chose to love over it all. I chose to love over the streets. I chose to love over everything that has happened in the world. So I wanted to highlight that because there’s a lot of wickedness going on…A lot of people trying to sabotage one another and trying to knock each other down so they can stand over the next man. I just wanted the world to know I’m satisfied, I’m humble. I’m appreciative, and I’m grateful for what I got. I’m happy with everything I’ve accomplished thus far and I hope to keep continuing to build.”
Regarding Ralo’s signing, 300 Entertainment Co-Presidents Rayna Bass and Selim Bouab said, “The first time you hear Ralo, you never forget him. There’s pain and raw truth in his voice, and it cuts deep. He’s quietly left an imprint on rap, and so many fans have been counting the days to this moment. He’s going to deliver with the best music of his career so far. We promise it was worth the wait, and we’re honored to be part of his return.”
Ralo has undeniably left his imprint on the culture with an unwavering string of impactful projects. Since emerging from Atlanta in 2015, he has captivated audiences with his Diary of the Streets mixtape series. Along the way, he collaborated with everyone from Future and YoungBoy Never Broke Again to Gucci Mane and Lil Baby. Additionally, he made appearances on Young Thug’s acclaimed I’m Up mixtape and Birdman’s Before Anythang (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Simultaneously, he incited the applause of The FADER, HYPEBEAST, Complex, XXL, and more. While away since 2018, he made his prolific presence felt with Free Ralo, Conspiracy, Political Prisoner, and 97 Months.
Now, he’s back with “First Day Out” and much more to come.