Watch Dillon Cooper’s ‘Warning Shots’ Video
In similar fashion to Joey Bada$$ a year ago, 20-year-old Brooklyn product Dillon Cooper broke out of obscurity with his ‘State of Elevation‘ video back in May. It didn’t quite have the launch power of Joey’s ‘Survival Tactics,’ but it did rack up over 240,000 hits on YouTube, win him an army of new fans and garner the attention of a few major label A&Rs.
With its youthful, boastful rhymes and ’90s-indebted boom bap beat, ‘State of Elevation’ was clearly the perfect first impression Dillon could give. But on ‘Warning Shots’ — another cut off his July mixtape, ‘Cozmik’ — the budding Brooklynite put on a mean face and toyed with the in-trend trap sound.
“Murdered the boom bap, f–ked with the trap,” he rhymes, stressing the notion that this is one kid you can’t label as a Golden Age imitation. Dillon avoids the pitfalls of journeying across the hip-hop spectrum and sounds as natural on a beat like this as any dusty drum loop. If anything, his cadence shines even brighter.
You can watch the accompanying video, directed by Max Hliva, below and download Dillon Cooper’s ‘Cozmik’ mixtape on HotNewHipHop.