Following a collaboration with 24kGoldn on “Mood,” Puerto Rican artist Iann Dior is back with a remixed version of his 2020 release “Prospect,” featuring Chinese rapper and producer Lil Ghost. The upbeat new version refines the Japanese-inspired instrumentation of the original, adding a faster beat that seamlessly brings together Dior’s feel-good musicianship with Lil Ghost’s powerful rap.
A truly globetrotting offering that breaks down the language barrier in music, the track opens with a melodic Asian-influenced string instrumentals that set a calming mood before quickly resolving into a strong beat and easy-going verses in English from Dior and a catchy chorus in Mandarin from Lil Ghost, highlighting the duo’s penchant and passion for hip-hop.
Since its release last year, “Prospect” has been widely streamed and loved, on the remix produced by KBeaZy and Wheezy, the track ushers listeners to the dancefloor with a soundscape that feels hypnotic yet restless and is accompanied by a retro-stylemusic video that matches with groovy vibe of the song.
Dior who began his career with the tag of “lo-fi hip-hop artist,” comes together with Lil Ghost in his second collaboration with him, after the remix of “Mood,” to explore Western hip-hop from a cultural lens.
Known as the “Lil Baby of China” Lil Ghost who rose to fame through Chinese idol show Idol Producer to explore Western hip-hop from a cultural lens, speaks of this collaboration, “I really like Iann Dior’s music and felt that we could relate to each other because we are both young rappers. I was already really happy to work on the remix of ‘Mood’ with him and 24kGoldn, so being able to collaborate with Iann Dior again was amazing.”
From one massively successful release to another Iann Dior continues to climb the ladder of success in music and this time with Lil Ghost he introduces elements of world music to his constantly evolving artistry.