Artist of the day: Eyeznpowa
Valrico rapper Eyeznpowa mixes sweet melodies and beats with dark, Hunter Thompson-inspired humor and lyrics. (His Reverbnation profile defines his music as "Alternative/Gonzhop.")
Over beats rich with trippy, psychedelic samples, he delivers a flow that's confessional yet confrontational, like on Colorful Imagination: "I'm so low on the totem pole, tryin' to get a shot, every lyric is a loaded clip for aiming at the top. If I don't hit nobody, I'm bound to catch a couple later."
And on the hazy, rumbling AVo2 (which samples Peter Bjorn and John), he rhymes: "It's so cold when I'm travling this long road; with no way home, I'm trying to get my name known / So many obstacles, impossible to win; but then to win they say to cheat, so here's a sheet to try again, friend."
On Saturday, Eyeznpowa will perform with The Rukus, Samurai Shotgun, Bobby Treacherous, Louis Junior and Mighty Jai at Crowbar in Ybor City. The show starts at 9 p.m. Click here.