Rich textures, idiosyncratic grooves, hyper-charged hip hop, all of this perfectly describes EXUM, aka Antone Chavez Exum Jr, and his mindbogglingly hypnotic yet completely enticing soundscape. His debut Dark Kept Secret remains one of the best, if not the best, debuts to come out of 2021 so far with his lusciously toned vocals dancing over his ominously toned alternative pop production with hip hop flourishes that pack an almighty punch. Safe to say it was something rather spectacular and his ückean imposing follow up places him in the same company as Baby Keem, JPEGMAFIA and Tyler, the Creator.
His eclectic palette allows for his sound to shift effortlessly between genres to create something truly unique and Bad Chick Bad Dude is living proof of this. In this mesmerising world he’s crafted the enticing rhythms pull you into this hard-hitting production that gives his raw unfiltered vocals full control, making the lyrics all the more fascinating as a result. Within two releases EXUM has created his own world where he is already an iconic artist, however it won’t be too long before his musical ecosystem makes our world take note of his magnificent talent.