Release Date: Oct 12, 2010
Record label: Entertainment One Music
Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Hardcore Rap
Harlem newcomer Vado is a good rapper-- maybe a very good rapper, definitely not a great one. He's got a big, blustery voice, an arrogant snarl, and a strong ear for battering-ram beats. In New York, where vital new rap voices aren't exactly thick on the ground these days, that combination is enough to make him a minor sensation. Crewed up with a suddenly resurgent Cam'ron and serving as the driving force on the slow-building club banger "Speaking in Tungs", the recently unknown Vado has built serious momentum over the past year.
Like fellow Internet-era rapper Waka Flocka Flame, the rise of Vado came swift and efficient. Plenty of rappers spend years flailing their arms on the mixtape circuit, casting out single after single in the hopes of convincing their superiors there’s money to be made on them. But both Slime Flu and Flockaveli represent something of a new ideal for rising rap stars, as Vado and Waka Flocka Flame were able to parlay mixtape projects into nationally distributed physical product.