Mississauga’s Shapiro (commonly styled as S H A P I R O) returns with his new “Cruise Control” EP. Like its name suggests, this project is perfectly equipped for night drives, his slowburn melodies and cool raps are brought to life over the well selected brooding and bassy instrumentals, giving it that late night whipable status. Shapiro’s husky voice un-surprisingly is capable of delivering hard bars, but he’s got an unsuspecting penchant for memorable melodic delivery, heard on tracks like “Lately” & “Excuses/ Useful”. Over the 8 song run time, Shapiro balances between those 2 styles well, resulting in a well rounded and polished effort.
His low profile social media lacks any personal photos, so I’m hoping we get a video soon to put a face to the name.