His passion for freestyle started at the age of 13 when he discovered different artists on YouTube and landed on a particular rap battle that instantly captivated him. âIt was Argentinian rapper Frescolate fighting in an international competition. I fell in love with what he did because I loved the spontaneity of that style,â said Bizarrap, who had four entries on the Billboard. Global Excl. American chart, including his session with Peluso.
After watching this battle he started making freestyle videos with his friends and he was the one who mixed, added music, edited and uploaded the final product. âI went to an art school where I mainly focused on the visual arts, so I was fascinated by editing videos. To this day, I still love editing videos, which is why I edited all of my sessions because it’s a really fun process which I’ve been doing for a long time now. “
Since then he has been anchored in the ever growing freestyle and trap scene in his native Argentina, with him and his compatriots Cazzu, Maria Becerra, Nicole, Peluso and Duki in the foreground. “It’s a movement that has gained a lot of strength lately and it’s really special to watch it grow.”
Now he’s focused on growing and continuing his sessions and teaming up with artists his fans wouldn’t expect, in the spirit of the spontaneity he’s been a fan of since falling in love with freestyle. âI like to surprise people,â he says. âLike with Snow, not many people expected it but when I first listened to it I went crazy. And the fact that she can rap in English and Spanish, it blew me away. “
Her favorite part of a session? âWork on a beat before the artist arrives and see his reaction when he listens to it for the first time,â he adds. “It’s so rewarding to see when they connect to the beat I created just for them.”
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Name: Gonzalo CondÃ©
Recommended song: I think you can be impressed if you watch my session with Nathy Peluso, but if you really want to get a feel for who I am and where I am from then I recommend you listen to my sessions with Trueno. It really represents what freestyle fights are all about and it’s a great way for people to understand what I’m doing and where I’m from.
Key Achievements: To be able to live off what I love the most: music. And another achievement that is not personal but more collective is that we are once again putting the spotlight on Argentina.
And after: Continue to record sessions with artists. Honestly, I haven’t worked on my first album and it’s not in my plans to start recording it. I would love to, eventually, but I don’t feel inspired to start it now. I think this last year has really helped me find my musical identity through all of these collaborations. I’m in no rush to release my first album.