Artist Spotlight: Big Steilo: “Critical” & “Trenches”

The press release accompanying Big Steilo’s new track “Critical” described it as a ‘true artistic act, deeply moving and equally inspirational, thanks to Steilo’s honesty, truth seeking and illusion-breaking approach. He talks about his spirit and energy, and how many have disappointed him, pretending they love him, when in fact it is quite the opposite.’

The music video can be described in a similar way, as Big Steilo deals with his truths, describes the way he feels, and circles around his problems by explaining them to himself. The visuals display him talking to his reflection in the mirror, cruising around the city at night, and visiting a cemetery – all those elements put together into an emotional video of a man who tries to move on with his troubled mind. 

Let’s talk about Big Steilo’s style for a second. We are hooked with the way he slothers all over the microphone; both of the tracks feature a real killer flow, sharp lyrics, and some pretty dope punchlines. Even when he raps about his downhills, being at the bottom and fighting his way up – he stays focused, and doesn’t let himself lose it. 

On “Trenches,” he continues on delivering what he showed on “Critical” –   big charisma, good performing skills, smooth rhymes, and captivating storytelling. The plot again focuses on his way to jump up and build himself a household name. Despite continuing a very similar theme as the one he used for “Critical,” on “Trenches,” Big Steilo’s attitude changes. He speeds up, is more aggressive, but articulates his lyrics in a passionate and emotional way paced by faster and more bumpy beats. 

According to HipHop1997: Both ‘Critical’ and ‘Trenches’ are going to be featured on Big Steilo’s upcoming album Dogpound 2, so stay tuned!