|When 2018 XXL Freshman wifisfuneral rhymes, millions of people listen. Rhyming atop a flickering and haunting beat from frequent collaborator Cris Dinero, wifi speaks on the deleterious effects of drug addiction on “The Art of Neglection,” his latest loose single. Recruiting fellow Floridian Robb Bank$ to provide an energetic counterweight to his verse, wifi tries to rap his way out of a pit of despair, desperately trying to cure the numbness that results from pill abuse: “You ever see the world crumble in your hands/Ain’t no help out from your man/And all you got is just yourself/Writing thoughts up on a pad.” “The Art of Neglection” is wifi’s first new release since the Noisey-premiered clip for “Genesis,” released in August, which capitalized on the buzz created by wifi’s XXL Freshman Freestyle, which reached #1 on YouTube’s trending chart, and his XXL Freshman Cypher, in which he traded verses with YBN Nahmir and Stefflon Don.. Available on the SoundCloud page for wifi’s Rich Life Records, “The Art of Neglection” will not appear on the Leave Me The Fuck Alone EP, dropping soon.
An immersive experience equally suited for top-down rides as headphone sessions, Ethernet Vol. 1 brings you deep inside the mind of wifisfuneral, as he struggles with his newfound fame, plunges into drug use, and revels in his prodigious talent. Boasting production from wifi’s longtime collaborator Cris Dinero, as well as speaker-knocking instrumentals from the likes of Jahlil Beats, Ronny J, Smash David, and others, Ethernet is wifi’s most diverse project yet, ranging from minor-key Rhodes burbles on “Every Pill In The World,” featuringUno The Activist, to pinging, minimalist trap on “Been 2 Hell & Back,” to New Orleans-bounce on the YBN Nahmir-featuring single “Juveniles,” which has over 10 million streams on Spotify alone, and “LilSkiesFuneral,” which features breakout rapper Lil Skies and racked up over 6.8 million streams on Spotify and 4.82 million plays on SoundCloud. With additional appearances from Brooklyn riser Jay Critch and ATL mainstay Key!, Ethernet arrives via Alamo Records.
Listen to Ethernet: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/sets/ethernet