HipHopDX Premiere: After securing a record deal with Universal alongside his older brother Preview at the ripe age of 13, emerging Harlem rapper Perrion continues to demonstrate his musical growth with the Circuit Breakers 2 project.
“I came a long way since I dropped one of my biggest mixtapes, Circuit Breaker, back in 2011,” Perrion tells DX. “I’ve outgrown that stage as not just an artist, but as a person living life and going through the everyday struggles of a young entrepreneur chasing his dreams. I’ve been through some differences that made me step out of my boundaries, and venture off with new experiences and sounds. Experiences in life like trying to come up, survive, take care of the fam, and still live life like it’s my last day on earth. To all the fans that stuck by me, I want y’all to know I love y’all and I hope no matter what y’all stick with me to the end and believe that everything I deliver to you is straight from the heart, mind, and spirit of a young Harlem native who’s seen a lot and done a lot. I give to you my life through electricity, Circuit Breaker 2.”
The 25 year old has worked with prolific artists such as Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg and Dave East, and brings a high level of professionalism to everything he does, including the 14-track Circuit Breakers 2. With only four guest vocalists—Microphone Preview, Supakali, A$AP TyY and Buddha Gxd—Perrion has no problems carrying the album on his own.
“Perrion’s rap style is an unbelievably interesting reflection on the household he grew up in, with a father who loved and collected rap music as an avid fan, but instilled in him the values of maturity and adulthood,” as explained in a press release. “His music also considers the ways in which the context of the culture he grew up in permeated his own personal values and understanding. He’s been around a while, and definitely seen a lot at a young age. However, he managed to find success in music at a young age, and his style and content have filtered through experience in skateboarding, producing, and drumming in a punk band.”
Check it Circuit Breakers 2 in full above.