Deniro Farrar

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Deniro Farrar
Birth name Qushawan Farrar
Born (1989-06-18) June 18, 1989 (age 26)
Origin Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2010-present
Labels Black Flag Records,[1] Vice Records, Warner Bros. Records[2]
Associated acts Blue Sky Black Death, Shady Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Child Actor, Friendzone, Denzel Curry
Website denirofarrar.com

Qushawan Farrar[3] (born June 18, 1989),[4] better known by his stage name Deniro Farrar, is a rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina.[5] He has collaborated with other artists such as Ryan Hemsworth,[6] Shady Blaze,[7] and Flosstradamus.[8] His voice was described by Sam Hockley-Smith of The Fader as "an eerily calm rasp that never leaves the emotional range of fuming mad".[9]

Musical career[edit]

Deniro Farrar released his 31-track debut mixtape, Feel This, on Black Flag Records in late 2010.[10] In early 2012, he released Destiny Altered, an album including productions from the likes of Silky Johnson, Ryan Hemsworth, and Keyboard Kid.[11]

He released Kill or Be Killed with Shady Blaze in October 2012.[12] Consequence of Sound gave the album 4 out of 5 stars,[13] and Stereogum listed it as their "Mixtape of the Week".[14] He released "All I Know", a collaborative single with Shady Blaze and Lunice, in November 2012.[15]

He released Cliff of Death, a 7-track EP entirely produced by Blue Sky Black Death, in December 2012.[16] It features guest appearances from Child Actor and Nacho Picasso.[17]

Deniro Farrar released the solo album, The Patriarch, in March 2013.[18] It was followed by the sequel, The Patriarch II, in June 2013.[19]

In October 2013, Deniro Farrar signed with new management, Meko Yohannes, and announced a joint venture record deal with Vice Records and Warner Bros. Records.[20] The Rebirth EP was released in 2014.[21]

In 2015, he released Cliff of Death II, a collaborative EP with producer Young God.[22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Get to Know Deniro Farrar (2013)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "I'm Ill" (2010) (with A. Moss)
  • "100 Down the Highway" (2010)
  • "Propellers" (2010)
  • "Big Tookie" (2012)
  • "The Reasons" (2012)
  • "Separate" (2012)
  • "All I Know" (2012) (with Shady Blaze and Lunice)
  • "Fears" (2013)
  • "Feel Right" (2013)
  • "Social Status" (2013)
  • "High Tide" (2013)
  • "Torn Love" (2013)
  • "Death or Forever" (2013) (with Child Actor)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Dow Jones - "Straight No Chaser" from The Lyrics and Liquor EP (2010)
  • Flosstradamus - "Look at the Sky" (2012)
  • Lyle Horowitz - "Ridiculous" from Redamancy (2012)
  • Shady Blaze - "Faith in Something" from The Grind, Hustle & Talent (2012)
  • Joel Verdad - "Church on Traxxx" from Adolescent Theory (2012)
  • Lyle Horowitz - "Silencio" from A Good Clean Fight (2012)
  • Supreme Cuts & Haleek Maul - "The Dummy" from Chrome Lips (2012)
  • Grimes - "Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)" (2012)
  • BK Beats & PBZ - "Soul Fly (Remix)" from Time Is of the Essence (2012)
  • Shady Blaze - "51/50" and "Insane" from The Anomaly of Hip Hop (2012)
  • Sweatson Klank - "Fuck & Fight" from You, Me, Temporary (2013)
  • Spadez x Shady Blaze - "Go to Work" and "On My Block" from III (2013)
  • Spadez - "City on My Back" (2013)
  • Woof - "My Block" from The Thrill of It All (2013)
  • Rich Kidd - "It's Real Like That" from We on Some Rich Kidd Shit (2013)
  • Blue Sky Black Death - "Keys" (2013)
  • Black Noi$e & BK Beats - "Nonbelievers" and "Can't Get Sleep" from Nobelievers (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Bryan (March 19, 2011). "Charlotte hip-hop label raises its standard". Charlotte Viewpoint. 
  2. ^ Baker, Soren (October 10, 2013). "Deniro Farrar Signs To VICE/Warner Bros. Records". HipHopDX. 
  3. ^ Tullis, Eric (April 11, 2012). "Deniro Farrar: Plotting and Planning". Shuffle Magazine. 
  4. ^ Ahmadi, Kevin (May 16, 2014). "Interview: Deniro Farrar Talks Rebirth, Cult Rap, and Charles Manson". Respect. 
  5. ^ Jones, Kevin (June 16, 2013). "Deniro Farrar - Wrongbar, Toronto ON, June 15". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Duncan (February 14, 2012). "Grimes f. Deniro Farrar, "Genesis" (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) MP3". The Fader. 
  7. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 23, 2012). "Listen: Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze "Go To Work"". Complex. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Sam (February 27, 2013). "Video: Flosstradamus f/ Deniro Farrar "Look at the Sky"". Complex. 
  9. ^ Hockley-Smith, Sam (January 2, 2013). "Stream Blue Sky Black Death and Deniro Farrar’s Cliff of Death Album". The Fader. 
  10. ^ James, Nicolas (April 1, 2013). "On The Come-Up: Deniro Farrar". HotNewHipHop. 
  11. ^ Cooper, Duncan (February 3, 2012). "Download Deniro Farrar's Album Destiny Altered". The Fader. 
  12. ^ Cooper, Duncan (October 4, 2012). "Download Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze's Kill or Be Killed Mixtape". The Fader. 
  13. ^ Madden, Mike (October 18, 2012). "Album Review: Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze - Kill or Be Killed". Consequence of Sound. 
  14. ^ Breihan, Tom (October 10, 2012). "Mixtape Of The Week: Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze Kill Or Be Killed". Stereogum. 
  15. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (November 16, 2012). "Lunice / Deniro Farrar / Shady Blaze: "All I Know"". Pitchfork Media. 
  16. ^ David, Charles (December 24, 2012). "Blue Sky Black Death & Deniro Farrar - Cliff Of Death (EP)". Earmilk. 
  17. ^ Isenberg, Daniel (December 22, 2012). "Listen: Blue Sky Black Death & Deniro Farrar "Cliff Of Death"". Complex. 
  18. ^ Madden, Mike (March 19, 2013). "Deniro Farrar: The Patriarch". Pitchfork Media. 
  19. ^ Evans, Dayna (June 18, 2013). "Deniro Farrar drops The Patriarch II". Impose Magazine. 
  20. ^ C.M., Emmanuel (October 9, 2013). "Deniro Farrar Signs A Deal". XXL. 
  21. ^ Miller, Kellan (May 27, 2014). "Deniro Farrar Thrives In His Own Lane With ‘Rebirth’ EP". XXL. 
  22. ^ Forbes-Diaby, Aicha (June 19, 2015). "Stream Deniro Farrar’s New EP". XXL. 

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