Cleveland-based recording artist Zelly Ocho ups the ante with his highly anticipated release “Duces” to celebrate his current successes without his old friends. The single offers one clear message: negative influences can no longer cloud his judgment.
Produced by Aevy and Evan Moiciso, the 1400 Entertainment signee delivers high energy with the video game-esque sounds with trap drums which reflects Zelly’s ability to channel positive energy and insanity despite the unpredictable chaos of the world. Zelly Ocho proudly promotes VLAD, a lifestyle that welcomes people of all backgrounds.
Directed by Poloviz, the “Duces” visual chronicles a day in the life of Zelly Ocho and his VLAD brothers in LA before a trip to Brazil. He also expressed gratitude for his opportunity to create an authentic autotune-trap sound without being jaded by outside influences. He emphasizes the importance of surrounding himself with like-minded people who are on a similar path to greatness.
“I know that I produce the best music when I’m not under the influence,” Zelly Ocho said.
Zelly is determined to carefully craft his sound to achieve longevity and global impact. As Zelly continues to make his mark in the industry, the “auto-trap” rapper advocates for the youth to overcome their personal bouts of depression. He encourages everyone that they are stronger than anything that they have endured. Instead, they should tap into their inner VLAD to be their best selves. In the words of Trippie Redd, Zelly Ocho is VLAD: “very loyal and determined” to make his mark in the industry.
After enduring the pain of his father’s absence, Zelly chose to rise above his circumstances. His ability to overcome the influence of drugs and violence is a testament to the rapper’s ability to take control of his life’s trajectory. In addition to more collaborations with Multi-Platinum selling rapper Trippie Redd, Zelly Ocho is slated to drop VLAD 2 by the end of 2022.
Check out the “Duces” music video from Zelly Ocho below: