Rising Inland Empire rapper GirlzLuhDev returns today with the soothing upbeat single “Dead Bro.” All smooth keyboard and slick bass, the slippery instrumental is a perfect canvas for Dev’s smooth woozy tonality. Blessed with a one-of-a-kind voice and the confidence of a former star athlete, Dev continues to build out his bright and bubbly world with his latest release.
Produced by Jestindothat, “Dead Bro” is an indulgent swirl of West Coast sounds. Dev sinks into it, delivering colorful bars that swerve in all directions — he raps about getting “purple pickles” in his DMs from his girl, eyeing designer pieces, and, at the center of it all, receiving a vision from a deceased friend. “Don’t you ever go out like a scarecrow,” he warns. Dev has always been a vivid writer. As time’s gone on, he’s elevated that approach with a newfound confidence, floating over beats with the infectious bounce and precision of the funkiest West Coast MCs.
“Dead Bro” follows Dev’s recent singles, “Day One Starter (feat Remble)” and “Mario Chalmers,” and are the latest installments in a year of overwhelming success for the 18-year-old. Much of his acclaim has followed his viral single “Tooka,” which launched him from local stardom to the national spotlight and earned him a deal with Capitol Records. “Dead Bro” only adds to his budding, filler-free catalog and mixes another color into Dev’s already vibrant world.