LPHS is no stranger to great musical talent, yet the school’s rap community is rarely talked about, making it a true underrated gem. While Slicer Newsroom has shed light on the likes of Kiingred, the younger generation is making a few waves that shouldn’t be ignored.
The highlight of this culture is Carter Metro, or Carter Jones, a young producer who is currently making an impression. While an article about him was already written, he has since then taken his career to the next level and is producing an album with his partner Gonzalo Zavala, another LPHS student, called Senior Things.
It will be an inspirational rap album with no expletives that will uplift those listening to it. This is the genre of rap Gonzalo has been doing since he came up, and he plans to stick to his roots with this project. Most of the lyricism will center around lifting oneself up from dark places.
“We try to spread positivity through music and express ourselves,” Jones said.
Gonzalo, a young and upcoming rapper at the high school who will be doing the lyrical and rapping elements of the album, added to this statement.
“We have a few upbeat, fun songs, but there are a lot of songs based on coming out of negativity and being placed in that mindset of feeling like you’re not making progress, but that’s not always the case as I talk about on the project. I focus on finding positivity through problems that are faced,” Gonzalo said.
The album will be inspired by various artists such as Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi Vert, and Lil Peep. It was exciting for the two to pick and pull different sounds they wanted for the album.
“I think that nowadays there are so many lanes and outlets you could go within the genre, which makes it diverse,” Carter said.
The two involved in this album are accomplished artists. Gonzalo has made several inspirational rap tracks that have gained traction and earned him a committed fanbase.
Jones has also made a name for himself for his quality beats that he’s given to various upcoming artists in the area. Most in the high school know his classic producer tag, “Whoa, Carter made this beat?!” One of his most popular pieces being a trap remix of the school song. Needless to say, he’s definitely attuned with the community at La Porte.
To show this, Carter is featuring other artists in the album as well. One of them is Harbinger, known as Grant Watterson, a junior at LPHS.
“I think it’s going to be really good,” Watterson said. “I’m excited for everyone to hear it. I’m definitely going to make more with Carter.”
With all these elements at play, it’s looking like Senior Things will be a successful project. If interested, one can listen to it on Spotify, Apple Music, and various other streaming services on April 2nd.
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