Dominican/Bronx Native Moreno ITF Releases Culture-Bridging, Latin Drill Single “BERKIN”
By Thembela Ngayi
September 20, 2022
Dominican born, Bronx-bred Latin drill artist Moreno ITF portrays drill culture in a new light in his galvanizing single “Berkin”. The offering fuses the vibrancy of Latin culture through his own ambitious variant of the drill wave, with a track that has the ability to bridge continents and cultures. The single opens with an ominous sirenic melody, drawing listeners in as the Latin inspired production tastefully collides with the staple booming 808s that put New York City drill on the map. “Berkin” is a motivating, upbeat party anthem detailing the “gangoso” lifestyle, a term coined by the rapper himself.
“Berkin” has taken the world by storm, landing placements on NPR’s Alt Latino playlist, Tidal’s Los Traperos, Audiomack’s On The Radar, and Soundcloud’s Duro, La Multitud and Fuego playlists. Moreno ITF has fans pouring in from all over NYC for his exhilarating live performances, opening for Bronx native Chucky 73 and Dominican rapper Dowba Montana in the past. His discography holds impressive collaborations, including Latino rappers Kidd Keo and Yung Sarria.
In 2021, Moreno ITF took the crown as the only Latin trap artist to ever perform at the highly acclaimed SXSW, and will perform at Billboard Latin Music Week this month. Moreno ITF is truly an inspiring artist who sees no limits while cooking up a storm for Latin Drill artists to come.
This year, the theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” and Moreno ITF embodies this message as he continues to create a sonic world where everyone is encouraged to embrace their cultural upbringings and shine bright.
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