With their latest single, “Trip to Peru,” Brooklyn-based trio PENPALS delivers an instant classic and pleasant departure from the watered-down white noise on the airwaves. The laid-back hook — equipped with a clever Pat Sajak reference that Wheel of Fortune faithful will dig — is scrumptiously chill and smoothly figure-eights over Lars Viola’s dusty, nostalgic piano sample. Before even hearing the verses, it’s clear from the tippy that these dudes from BK spit BIC razor blades.
The EARMILK premiere of "Trip to Peru" continues PENPALS' foray into NYC's hotbed of underground talent. The group, composed of rappers Cynic the Apache, Rapswell and producer Squires, has built up some serious buzz over the past few years thanks to well-received projects like Made for the Underground and their self-titled debut. "Trip to Peru," a loosie, proves that PENPALS still has plenty to say and surely will drop some more fuego blaps in the near future.
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