For his hooky alt-hip hop debut, Gimmie Ur Love, the instantly trailblazing Toronto-hailing artist, Zoplo, teamed up with P.A.X.O. and Ryder Ross. The bitey yet sardonically sweet track doesn’t hang around before it starts to work its charm with the choppy piano keys and enigmatic rap bars that break into harmonic pop vocals in the chorus. Gimmie Ur Love finds the perfect balance of relatable content and playful expression, making sure the track hits hard without sending you completely under.
Gimmie Ur Love unfolds as the best possible introduction to the 25-year-old blind and queer hip hop artist and activist that seeks to diversify the current discourse with his narrative of navigating disability, intergenerational trauma and institutionalization. So far, his career highlights include opening for Tech N9ne, Yung Lean and Riff Raff. Based on the infectious gravity in Gimme Ur Love, it’s only a matter of time before he’s headlining the major stages. Watch this space.
Gimme Ur Love is now available to stream on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast