The Washington, D.C. human dynamo drops his second song and visual of 2022.
Last year, I had the pleasure of introducing El Cousteau to my Grooverelly family when I covered his post-hiatus track “Highs & Lows”. Shortly afterwards, he released Straight Drop Season, Vol.2, a 7-song body of work with additional appearances by Kelow Latesha and QPKO. Along with the project came new visuals for it’s third song, “Once”.
El Cousteau is the epitomization of the around-the-clock-grind needed to reach goals that lead one in the right, upward direction. For years, he’s been known for characterizing the blend of music and fashion-related talent in Washington, D.C.. When he’s not dropping music, he’s being featured in campaigns for different fashion houses; this year for Ralph Lauren, then for Telfar Global. This is why every release warrants attention, because you get to hear a little bit more of what Cousteau has been up to.
On his newest single, “TIME FOR IT”, El’s delivery is like a diary entry or stream of consciousness if you will. Across a hard-hitting beat for about 2 minutes, he raps about what he used to do to make ends meet, versus his current life and aspirations.
“I was in the ski-mask in them hallways, stealing clothes when I had the bald fade…….If I don’t choose Morocco, Ima go and rest in Sierra Leone”
In the music video, shot by OFFBUCKSFILMS , the brace-faced bar-spitter sports a custom pair of colorfully paint-splattered jeans, and a white Human Made tee under a large tan puffer-coat. Click the picture below to watch it now.