The Queens based artist Esparo just released a new single titled, “Talkin Bout” featuring Lil Durk from his upcoming mixtape “Moment in Time”. Since this weekend, the track has accumulated almost 90k streams on Spinrilla.
The mixtape is hosted by DJ Bandz with full support from Hoodrich Entertainment is set to release November 11th. The project features production by 808 Mafia’s Tre Pounds (“Talkin Bout” and “Obnoxious”). Word is the guys have also completed the official video for “Talkin Bout”, which was shot in Atlanta at Lil Durk’s house and will release later this month.
“Esparo shows off his versatility on this track by dropping an extremely catchy and melodic hook without sacrificing any of his bars.” — Mass Appeal
Listen to “Talkin Bout” below.
Esparo, born in Queens, New York, is a rapper-songwriter with an affinity to create mainstream music. As a teenager, he moved to Frederick, Maryland. During high school, he relocated to Long Beach, California, where he played football. He was a wide receiver for the Jackrabbits, a Long Beach Polytechnic High School team that was the focus of “4th and Forever,” a reality television show on Current TV based on the school’s excellent football program. Unfortunately, as a result of a shoulder injury, he didn’t return to the team.
Concurrently, he participated in a Freestyle Friday at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, which helped him to attain clout in his newfound city.
Subsequently, in 2013, he released his debut mixtape called, “BarmitzFortune.” A part two of the project—BarmitzFortune 2—came out the following year, featuring local artists he frequently collaborated with, to hone in on his skills. In 2014, he released another mixtape titled, “Lucky 7.” Its illustrated cover art took inspiration from Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals.