AyoPaco has been making a name for himself as a hip hop artist in Athens Georgia for some time now, with his debut EP, ‘PLANET PAC’ released in 2020. His latest single, ‘i8’ reflects his rise, with a feature by Duke Deuce, who is most famous for his track, ‘Crunk Ain’t Dead’, and is taking the US by storm right now.
‘i8’ is a glitchy rhythmed track with a music video that continues the vibe; it’s a part-animated part live action clip, reminiscent of ‘Ready Player One’, or ‘Tron’.
AyoPaco brings a raw, electrifying energy to his music, which works really well with the synthwave sound of his instrumentals. His vocals are skittering yet powerful, and it stands to reason that he’s going places.
The verse by Duke Deuce is short and sweet (the whole song is only 2 minutes 40 seconds long) but it packs a punch at exactly the right place. The collaboration between AyoPaco and Duke Deuce feels natural, and one I hope they’ll continue.