Pasto Flocco is a 17 year old rapper from Queens, New York notable for being formerly being associated with Lil Tecca. However since their falling out, he’s been seeing quite the success off his own with the Surf Gang collective dropping his first 2 albums March Madness & Dreams 2 Reality during the first leg of last year. This was followed up last winter with his debut mixtape Surf to Kill (SGBSTK) but in light of him opening up for the final show of Lucki’s most recent tour, Pasto is dropping his 3rd full-length outing in the midst of it all.
“Lieutenant” starts out the album with Pasto telling people to refer to himself as such over a mystical trap beat from Evilgiane whereas “L.A.T.O. (Laugh At The Ops)” is a spacey follow-up saying he’s got the world like the coronavirus. “7K on Rodeo” has a more uptempo instrumental talking about ballin’ just before the CashMoneyAP-produced “Process” tells an unnamed person that he better be grateful that Pasto gave him a chance.
Meanwhile on “That’s Cap”, we have Pasto jumping on top of a moody trap instrumental to call a motherfucker out on his bluff leading into the woodwind-infused “NoFeds” remind listeners that he’s up next. “Emo” has a more eerie & cavernous sound saying he’s had swag since middle school, but “R2” is more of a 22Gz cut given that Pasto only handles the hook at the start & end of the cut.
“NBA80s” has a more nocturnal sound teaching listeners that cats start hating on you when they want your position while “Swisher” is a woozier cut saying his gang is looking for some for sauce. Following this, we have a gorgeous sequel to “Illiterate Luv” just before the pillowy “NBA Baby” talks about never being broke again.
“Penthouse” euphorically speaks on a feeling that he’s fallen in love with whereas “Boonk Gang” takes a bit of an electronic turn detailing the lavish lifestyle. The song “First Met Me” lusciously details a bitch he knew while the penultimate track tells us that his “Only Real Duty” is getting them racks. “Sandbox” then ends the album luxuriously declares that he ain’t worried about bullshit.
I think it should go without saying, but I truly believe that Pasto Flocco is much better than Tecca artistically & probably my favorite member of the Surf Gang crew. He’s a better songwriter, a more distinct vocalist & his production choices are a lot more detailed. Best believe he’ll continue to go places from hereon out