Music isn’t always about originality or an artist’s technical abilities. Sometimes it’s about a feeling. SADFACETHUGGIN, a 19-year-old rapper from Dallas, Texas, exemplifies this.
After Beats 1’s influential DJ Zane Lowe played “Fuck Luv” (read: the first single from his first-ever project) for international audiences, some folks would have probably taken a minute to bask in a job well done. But the 18-year-old phenom’s already back with another batch of tunes, Emotionless — Sad Face II.
Singles such as “Cancer” and “Illuminati” have more than half a million streams on SoundCloud. His breakout hit “Fuck Luv” has more than 300,000 streams on Apple Music and received a nod from Zane Lowe, who premiered the single on Apple Music’s Beat 1 station and played the song’s chorus on a continuous loop. Another Beat 1 DJ, Travis Mills, premiered the SADFACETHUGGIN song “Sleeping With You” in October.