Like a prime baton passing, Fase Yoda is next up to sprint into the mainstream following the path blazed by artists like YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Polo G, Rod Wave, Juice Wrld and others. Or even Fetty Wap, that I can’t help but be reminded over when I look at the white contact in his right eye.
On his single ‘Butterflies,” the Louisana-based rapper hits all the sentiments of the current wave, with strong melodies teamed with quotable one-liner bars fit for viral Instagram captions. The song is backed by a head-knocking production with some beautiful acoustic guitar chords that pair perfectly with Yoda’s sliding melody.
Whether this is a true first release is hard to tell, considering the level of polish across the board on “Butterflies,” but it’s still one hell of a first impression, doing significant numbers across seemingly all platforms and notching its way onto multiple viral charts, stemming from initial buzz on Tik Tok before the song even came out, which now has the song doing hundreds of thousands of streams a day. The knock may be that Fase Yoda is following the current trend maybe a bit too closely, but that’s never stopped anyone before, and if it’s good enough it tends to stick around. For Fase Yoda, so far so good – let’s see where this heads from here.