Hardy Caprio has a lot to say to haters on 'Lucky Me Freestyle'
Hardy Caprio has been on a mad run sine he blew up - chart singles to vacation setting visuals. Granted the guy focused on what he wants to, and that was the music he’s produced over the last 2 years. He comes back now at those saying hes lucky, chart guy, pop guy, those who forgot how he came up. This one’s ‘Lucky Me Freestyle’.
Shit, I’ll be honest he had me going as well. I first noticed Caprio with the One Acen features and the ‘poppier’ joints. They were hard yeah, but after a while, personally, I’ll leave the chart singles for that intended market. I stopped looking for his releases. Fast forwarding to this latest track produces thoughts of “Caprio’s back on rapping”; “finally something with some substance”. The track is cold. The Croydon rapper comes with bars from start to finish. But after the first 10 seconds, you realise (or those like me that assumed he was more of a popstar), that the guy always held these abilities.
“I could be one of the realest alive, or I could make tune of the Summer today”.
It appears as though many others have been grilling Caprio on his rapping abilities or the type of music he makes. ‘Lucky Me’ is an open letter to everyone doubting him, including myself. As he states, “All of my songs that went in the charts, I done it for me”. You have to hand it to him, once you analyse an artist’s situation and judgement, from their point of view, it becomes a lot easier to understand just how hard the ‘balance’ is. It’s easy to talk shit about someone when you don’t know their day to day, the pressures they’re facing, or just frankly when you’ll never be in a similar position - we did it to Chip, Dizzee, most drill artists that move to afrobeats once they blow up. Hardy gained chart success - that box is ticked. He just shut most of us down by showing us that he’s still fundamentally a barrer. Not even to mention, the brother did all this whilst getting a first class honours in Finance and Accounting.
It will be interesting to see where this young man goes. Personally, I prefer his hard raps, full bars and the passion he brings out in joints like this. However, we should all be content in the fact that if he (or any artist) chooses another route, then that’s great as well. If a young rapper is succeeding, it’s a win.