[Hip Hop En Español] Argentina’s Extra Lirico, Orion XL Prepares For New Album Release “Kaos Y Armonia”
Although Argentina is way down south from the birth place of Hip Hop and Rap music, Argentina is by no means a stranger to the rap game. In 2001 Argentina gave the world it’s first Latin Grammy for Best Rap / Hip Hop album with Sindicato Argentino’s “Un Paso A La Eternidad” debut album.. Now fast forward 15 years later and there is a whole new generation of rappers, DJ’s, producers and B-boys leading the way of Argentina’s rap scene. Perhaps there is no other artist as prepared to make the jump into the mainstream like Orion Extra Lirico or as he is more popular know as just Orion XL.
Orion XL is an incredibly skilled MC from out of Argentina, whose flow is a combination of internal rhyming, compound rhyming and cleverly written metaphors. To put it in short Orion XL is great technical rapper. This coming Sunday, November 8th Orion will be dropping his new music video “Eco En El Silencio” from his up and coming album “Kaos & Armonia” which is due to released later on this month. The album features Tea Time of Los Tetas, Pinky, Felipe Herrera, Caterina Finocchi de AfroSoundChoir, and the Spanish vocalist Wöyza among more.
Chino has mentioned in many occasions that some of his influences have been such artist like Ol Dirty Bastard, Method Man and Dr. Dre. However, If I had to guess who was one of the biggest artist who influenced Orion, I would have probably have guessed Nas. Orion’s voice is completely different, but if you pay close attention, like Nas, Orion’s low and style of rhyming might sound simple to the ear, but it is not orthodox and is bit complex. Not in just his lyrics, but the way he places the words and ends each bar.
Orion has been working in Argentina’s underground since back 2008, but it wasn’t until 2009 where things really started taking shape and kick into gear for him. That year Orion would meet Hip Hop producer, songwriter and sometimes rapper My T. The two have worked on numerous albums and compilations together and would continue working together to this day.
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