Just over a month ago, Detroit’s own Tommy Global released another hit in his new single “Friend Zone,” pairing it with an in-studio visual by Cinimaniacs.
I was introduced to Tommy a couple years back when I first started writing for the site, and was instantly impressed with his track “Legacy,” and couldn’t picture anything but a career trending upward for the Detroit phenom. Since then, his numbers have skyrocketed, with “Friend Zone” already reaching 105K views on YouTube in just over a month.
The track, roughly two minutes long, has big-time potential. Tommy dipped deep into his bag, with multiple different flows, vocal tones, and a chorus that make this track an immediate addition to hip-hop libraries everywhere. It’s a track that has star-potential, and it’s hard to think Tommy’s audience and viewership will go anywhere but up. His style has a mix of tendencies from some of the industries brightest stars, with hints of Durk coming immediately to mind.
Slow-growth and consistency describe his discography thus far with videos and singles getting into the 10s of thousands of streams until recently. Seemingly, the only way now is up, as this video has already doubled his prior-high view count on YouTube to date.
The video, a sporadic decision by Tommy while recording in the studio, is a perfect representation of just how good it feels to be in the studio and knowing you just created some heat. It also shows just how talented The Cinimaniacs are, creating a beautiful visual in a single room, utilizing multiple angles and style tendencies to make the most of the environment.
I’m excited to see just how far the Detroit star can go, and it’s only a matter of time before he really takes off. Stay tuned, as Tommy’s got upcoming music with fellow artists Snap Dogg, Rontae and Jroca.
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