Hailing from the SFV of Los Angeles is a hip-hop recording artist, producer, and rapper Joey Supratta, who adds a touch of zest to the hip-hop scene with his flaming verse in "Cribbo (Freestyle)."
The Italian-American recording artist created his team at Supratta Records back in 2013 with the goal of becoming one of the greats. Having performed at venues like the Viper Room and The Roxy Theater, not to mention ample radio airplay, Joey Supratta and his crew are constantly proving that they're here to stay.
Joey Supratta has become well known for his smart, business-like work ethic, skilled lyricist, and undeniable confidence. He can turn every single head when he enters a room.
It's easier to understand this when hearing the creative get to work on freestyles like his recent "Cribbo." With nothing but a production setup, a fellow producer, and a mic, we get to see Supratta grinding it out in the studio within the track's accompanying visual clip.
Hitting play on "Cribbo (Freestyle)," this 43-second spitfire kicks off with Joey Supratta's hard-hitting bars, posted at the cribbo, perhaps with a few substances lying around. He quickly makes it known that he's no stranger to living the hip-hop star lifestyle.
We admire Joey Supratta's dominance and authority that grabs our attention with each rhythmic and articulated bar. But don't get it twisted; once he's done getting down and dirty, it's back to the album. The grind is real, whatever that might mean to you. It's truly impressive how Supratta showcased such talent within a mere 43 seconds.
Need a little heat in your life? Spark a flame with Joey Supratta's hard-hitting track, "Cribbo (Freestyle)," off his new album, 'Far From Over,' now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Joey Supratta. You've truly left your mark with your recent powerhouse freestyle, "Cribbo (Freestyle)." Did you record this track all in one take? How did these bars flow so easily to you?
Thank you for having me. With most of my records, I try to track my entire verse in 1 take. I like to think of my music from a "Live Performance" standpoint. If I can't perform my verse in 1 take, I shouldn't be recording it at all. Of course, with studio records, we want it to be perfect so the occasional "punch" in can happen, but I try to avoid that whenever I can. Sometimes with records like "Cribbo," you just let the beat take your mind wherever it wants to. Whatever comes to my mind first is usually what I run with. To me, that's the most natural approach when doing an "off the top" record. Do you have a history of freestyling? Would you say "Cribbo (Freestyle)" is one of your most evolved freestyles to date?
I do. Growing up, friends would always ask me to freestyle and would put me on the spot at parties. All I would hear is, "ay, you have to hear Joey freestyle," and the next thing I know, a beat from YouTube would be playing, and everyone's eyes would be on me. You kinda just choose to go for it at that point, and over time your off-the-top freestyles become better and more advanced. "Cribbo" is definitely a fun, top record. It differs from your typical cipher freestyle vibe and has more of a melodic approach, which is something new to me. But it quickly became a fan favorite, especially when the visuals came out for it.
How does "Cribbo (Freestyle)" fit into your new album, 'Far From Over?' How does the song match the album's vibe or concept?
In all honesty, my album has a lot of deeper, more emotional records. I felt it needed a couple of upbeat records to counterbalance the others. At the end of the day tho, I feel my album has a great mixture of emotions throughout the entire project.
How long was the album Far From Over in the making? What should listeners expect when hitting play on the new project?
Three months. I decided to lock myself in my studio and just work. I gave myself a deadline and just went for it. The phrase "album mode" is a serious thing. Once you're locked in, you're LOCKED in. Listeners can expect melodic, emotional, relatable records from this project. As well as some raw hip-hop lyrical records we all love. It has a little bit of everything.
What can listeners anticipate to see next from you?
I'll continue to just do what I do best. Record more music and create more visuals. I'll always be working on something. Once I finished "Far From Over," I instantly was ready to work on my next project. As a creative person, you never want to stop.