The moment you come across a new artist is important, both for the listener and the respective voice. Now is the time to hear Arionne, a rising rhyme-smith in the midst of coming into his own. As the finale to a stretch of singles to begin his career, Arionne put out “Victory Lap” at the beginning of June. The song serves as a mission statement for his art, rapping with ferocity and intention in every lyric. He nods to Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller on the track, and was inspired by Chance the Rapper and Meek Mill in particular early in the songwriting process. After internalizing the events of the past few months, “Victory Lap” is a personal testimony coming from a place of hunger and desire, unquestionable in Arionne’s timbre. The piano-laced instrumental sounds like the come-down from a championship high. With plans to release a project in the near future, Arionne’s latest track is a PSA to whoever will listen: “Took too long to get here / And since I’m here, Imma stay.” If success can be taken by pure will, it's hard to imagine Arionne won’t achieve it.
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