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Alexis Javier Frias Herrera, better known as A. Frias, is a Spanish singer from The Canary Islands, Tenerife, who is into urban music. In his Youtube channel he brings together different music genres: rap, trap, R&B, and dancehall. From a very early age, he has been passionate about listening to reggaeton music, and that is what most of his songs sound like.
A year ago, this cute young dude with a very Instagram look decided to start composing songs, something he never thought before he would do. His videos on Youtube have so far received thousands of views and his Instagram account is close to the 6K followers, and this amount is growing everyday. He knows how to move people by showing his own world. He has some photographers and video makers helping him to pursue his passion.
“Ella sabe,” the track I’m bringing you today, could be considered his art manifesto. “The chubby guy you used to laugh at, now is making you laugh,” he sings on a revengeful tone to the people from the past. He also confesses his dreams: “to live off music, to take his girlfriend around the world, buy a house, jewels and lambo…”. These dreams don’t differ from the American rappers’, but he presents them in an unusual Canarian way.
His main influences can be traced in the R&B from the 90s and 00s. Singers like Craig David, Ja Rule, Usher and also reggaeton figures like Arcangel and Cosculluela. “However, my main inspiration in music right now is Cruz Cafuné who is also from my island. Him and his ex band were the reason I started doing music,” he told Memoir Mixtapes.
He also exclusively told us, “in my songs, I usually talk about love and my daily stuff. I let myself flow, feeling the moment, but I also like changing the topics of the lyrics and the rthymn of my songs”.
A month ago, a Canarian rapper called Bejo sold a painting for more than 100 thousands euros on an eBay auction, in the Banksy style. So let’s wait and see how A. Frias paints his future.
Enjoy the video by La Penca Films.
(Song recommendation by Seigar)