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Wifisfuneral is a musician from the Bronx who is currently based in Palm Beach, Florida. He fits in this pocket of new wave Rap/R&B hybrids where lo-fi melodies and vocal ranges push the boundaries of what those genres really even mean. Or better, exposing that, at this point, they don’t really mean anything.
“I feel like I’m so versatile. At that point, do I say I’m a rapper? I’m an artist, I just make music, ’cause I feel like it’s a broader understanding if I say I make music. Theoretically, I’m using my flow and voice as an instrument,” he told us.
The name was inspired by Wifis’ reclusive nature and his Seshollowaterboyz fanhood. “I always played the underground character as far as my demeanor and how I would present myself. I was a huge fan of Seshollowaterboyz and that whole movement, so I was like Wifisfuneral would be funny. After that, it started to take on different meanings.”
After years of mixtapes and EPs, Wifisfuneral recently dropped his debut album PAIN? And it’s fucking fire. From start to finish, it rides out. To Wifis, it’s his best and most complete project ever. “It’s a big ass melting pot, you never know exactly what you’re going to hear. I feel like this is the first time I made a project that, from start to finish, makes fucking sense. Putting out an album is different than proving that you can rap.”
— wifi (@wifisfuneral) August 28, 2020
It’s true, PAIN? Is full of all kinds of music. Melodic R&B joints that turn on LED lights, video game soundtrack possibilities, songs that …