St. Louis rapper, NandoSTL shows his lyrical stamina and unique sound on latest release, “Tinted Windows.” The jazzy hip-hop beat makes this track an easy listen. The accompanying visual is simple and laid back, capturing the artist in his local element surrounded by friends and neighbors.
“Tinted Windows" has a light gospel undertone with subtle bass. The faint choir tune is mellow and inviting. NandoSTL’s sound is similar to a Chance the Rapper tenor style rap, but with a more authentic street demeanor. Each verse perfectly blends into the next. The concise hook isn’t overdone and complements the rapper’s range. He hits his stride with one powerful bar after another like a freestyle, then effortlessly reels the track back in with, “Ridin’ through the north side with my windows tinted.” The video closes with a quick memorial tribute, adding to the community aspect of the single.
NandoSTL has cultivated a loyal following in St. Louis along with a strong presence on social media. Over the course of the pandemic, he has continued to release new music, even providing fans with a virtual performance. The rapper has also shown his support for local businesses, encouraging followers to shop small in exchange for dropping his latest single. Listeners can expect more releases from the artist in the near future with his Midwest roots at the forefront.