soCro: Southern Class Meets Euro Trash
For some, music is life. For others, life is music. But, what happens when your life is in different places and your music always in your heart?
Meet soCro: A rap artist proud of his Croatian roots who “combines electronic elements of the European club scene with Southern hip hop.” A Dalmatian and good ol’ Southern boy based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he has opened for Big Boi of Outkast, plays piano, viola, guitar, and drums and plans to take over the world with his music.
Although he may be relatively new to the scene, soCro has been creating music his entire life. Influenced by the likes of Naughty by Nature, Outkast, Erik Satie, Elvis Presley, Ludacris, Dean Martin, Telepopmusik, Bee Gees, Cherry Ghost, and the list goes on – one can only get excited to hear a soCro track. (Spoiler alert: his new album boasts a single with Croatian and English lyrics!)
To bring that type of influence into mainstream (American) pop culture is revolutionary. soCro is an exquisite powerhouse of talent, soul and values.
But, don’t let that, or his beard, intimidate you. The CNYLA got to sit down with soCro (to his friends he’s better known as Eric) and discuss his inspirations, his Croatian heritage and what growing up ethnic means to him.
Need an awesome rap artist for your next house party? soCro will perform within a 2 hour radius of Chattanooga at a bar, at a party, or in your living room – your choice – so as long as you SUPPORT HIS KICKSTARTER goal to fund his next album.
soCro must complete this project before the ultimate SXSW festival coming this March 11-16, 2014 in Austin. As you read his answers to our questions below, you will see he has great promise as an artist and great love for Croatia.
There are 8 days left to his goal. Let’s support our fellow Croatian-American! Even if just for the fact that he’s just so Cro.
(More Interview Here)
The Official CNYLA Blog - 02.13.14
- Traktor S4
- 1 Vocal Mic
- 2 DI Boxes
- Decent Sound System.
- SoCro - Vocals
- Renbo - DJ