Durango-based artist Alex Blocker is beginning to make quite the name for himself and has become an integral part of the hip-hop community in Colorado. His music can be thought of as an urban travel guide. Influenced by his Chicago roots, Blocker breaks boundaries with a genre-fusing style of contemporary production, songwriting, and violin which combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. Influenced by artists like Pharrell, Erykah Badu, and The Internet, Blocker is constantly creating, curating, and releasing new music, as well as collaborating with artists around the country.
Blocker’s most recent album Heartbreak Radio sends the message that life has to be seized at every moment. A collaborative album with LA/Denver emcee RizeThaRebel, it dives into the beauty and pain that can simultaneously come from relationships. Blocker is all about increasing creative output and continuing to strike a balance between digital and acoustic in live performance.
His newest video release, “French 75,” is in reference to the night that this gin-based cocktail became a favorite of Blocker’s: a magical night turned hazy with a long lost friend in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Currently, Blocker finds himself in Colorado, dealing with similar situations from 1000+ miles away.
Be sure to keep an eye out for an upcoming music video for “Makes Me Wonder II,” the first track on Heartbreak Radio and two other singles Blocker plans to drop before the end of the year.
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