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Bandmanrill Flexes His ‘Influence’ With An Energetic ‘UPROXX Sessions’ Performance

With more and more hip-hop artists embracing dance music styles — see: Megan Thee Stallion’s “Her,” Doechii’s “Persuasive,” and Leikeli47’s spring 2022 album Shape Up — it was only a matter of time until one tapped some of the harder-edged subgenres and paired them with grittier interpretations. Enter Newark, New Jersey’s Bandmanrill.

Combining his home state’s native club sound with the bubbling drill approach from neighboring New York, Bandmanrill has come up with a fascinating gumbo approach that’s made him a fan favorite among young listeners on social media. The single “Influence,” from his newly-released album, Club Godfather, is a prime example of his style, mashing up New Jersey Club influences (hence the title) with the grimy menace of some of Jersey’s more traditional rap stars like Joe Budden and Redman. It’s also reminiscent of Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock,” which also takes the Jersey sound for a spin.

Dropping by Uproxx Studios, Bandmanrill delivers an appealing performance of “Influence” that demonstrates exactly why he’s been catching on with fans.

Watch Bandmanrill’s UPROXX Sessions performance of “Influence” above.

UPROXX Sessions is Uproxx’s performance show featuring the hottest up-and-coming acts you should keep an eye on. Featuring creative direction from LA promotion collective, Ham On Everything, and taking place on our “bathroom” set designed and painted by Julian Gross, UPROXX Sessions is a showcase of some of our favorite performers, who just might soon be yours, too.

Bandmanrill is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.