“Formula 1” is a one-off collaboration between Brando Bambino of Puerto Rico and Mickey Factz of New York.
With the help of producer Pyramid Tapes, who provides them with the most menacing backdrop this side of the Atlantic, both emcees get together for an unadulterated bar party. Factz sets the tone with his understated style, which is packed of outrageous wordplay and wit, and is followed by Bambino’s laid-back flow.
With their colorful bravado-laden bars, the duo easily holds its own and gives off a distinct atmosphere. As far as gritty rap tracks go, they avoid gimmicky hooks in favor of a throwback Formula 1 commentary that peppers the track and separates the two verses.
The visual makes use of old Formula 1 racing clips and obscure racing anime to bring the track to life. I love how they not only use racing clips but also take us behind the scenes as well, from celebrations, altercations between racers, and mild to tragic accidents.
From Virginia Beach to New Orleans, now landing in Puerto Rico, Brando Bambino has a traditional, vintage 90’s grit about him. Almost all his content is entirely in-house produced, including videos and artwork.