As music listeners globally start to gravitate more and more towards the energetic, vibey, and vibrant Reggaeton and Latin trap music genre thanks to mainstream superstars like Bad Bunny, Anuel AA, J Balvin, and so many more we’re starting to see the blending and blurring of the lines between American hip-hop and these buzzing, growing genres.
One could say it began with collaborations between the likes of Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber or even Bad Bunny and Drake, not to mention Meek Mill and Anuel AA. But things in the crossover world of hip-hop and reggaeton have really started to take form as of lately as even artists like superstars in the late Juice WRLD to up comers like New York City rappers Lil Tjay, Justin Rarri, and even A Boogie with Da Hoodie have begun to take on Hispanic influence in their sound. And those are some of the first that come to mind of a long list of artists that features the likes of Swae Lee, Lil Mosey, and Young Thug.
It’s apparent that this widespread new wave of music is coming and coming soon. We’re here to introduce you to Gabo Soriano, an artist we think could have the potential to be the next up reggaeton equivalent of a Juice WRLD, Post Malone, or other mainstream superstar modern hip-hop legends as this genre and his own unique sound continues to grow. And we don’t make that comparison lightly.
The South Florida native of Venezuelan descent is dangerous in a multitude of ways when he hits the booth. From his ability to play multiple musical instruments such as guitar, to having the tools to not just sing and rap, but also produce his own instrumentals and master his own tracks there isn’t much Soriano can’t do.
The versatility is noticeable too when taking a dive into his current music discography, which is only ten singles deep and with only one mini-4 song debut EP entitled Amancer to date. Yet still, with no major promotional or label backing, Soriano has managed to carve out a cult following to the tune of over 17,000 monthly listeners and counting with multiple tracks topping over 15,000 streams. Both of those tracks, Tu Cancion and Quien Lo Diria, doing his highest numbers to date were released in the last few weeks too.
No industry planting, no label or marketing backing, simply his own hustle and quality music. Not to mention his over 60K strong following on Tiktok where he’s not only teased his own music but also created his own covers to mega hits in the reggaeton world that have been doing as many as half a million views or more. Even in a music genre whose fanbase rides harder than most, this is an impressive feat to accomplish as Gabo’s seen his stock rise mightily in just a few months time here in 2020 from formerly being a relative unknown when the year started.
When it comes to his sound itself, there’s something for every music listener to gravitate to. From the upbeat, high energy club banger Acento to the more emo-rap infused reggaeton Tu Cancion that draws comparisons to the likes of a Poor Stacy vibe there’s no shortage of versatility in his sound or delivery. Soriano even shows the ability to slow it down and take more of an R&B or trap soul styled approach on tracks like Promesas and Angel.
Everything else aside, Gabo Soriano is a kid that even while he’s just getting started is just out here trying to have a good time as he makes really, really good music. As he continues to add more tools to his arsenal and take the next step in his music career, he’s a personality you’ll want to keep up with just as much as you keep up with his music catalog.
Make sure to check Gabo’s music out on all major streaming platforms, as well as follow him on all social media platforms @gsorianomusic and us @engmtcent to keep up with the latest and greatest of this quick rising South Florida sensation.