Fresh off his performances at this year’s NXNE Festival in Toronto, rising rapper out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Deniro Farrar delivers his latest offering, The Patriarch II. Having had the opportunity to watch him perform this past weekend, his music and stage presence were both great. He is definitely an artist to look out for. Check out what Deniro had to say about the project and stream the 13-track mixtape after the jump.

I am indebted forever to my music family (I do not have “fans”) forever, however this is not geared solely to please others. Music is therapy, and true magic and classic material occurs when artists leave their souls on a track. This is The Patriarch II. Written in some of the darkest and most bleak times in my life, this is my therapy. Facing indescribable personal trials and tribulations, coupled with my family crumbling as I watch my lil bro and biggest supporter face a serious trial and jail sentence, I did the thing I was born to do. Write and express my life. Motivated by yall’s support, that someone wanted to hear what I had to say, this emotional work was conceived. This is the light at the end of the tunnel. The rose born in the concrete. This is The Patriarch II.