From First To Last guitarist Travis Richter wants people to know who created the emo rap phenomenon we all know and love.
The guitarist took to Twitter to remind people that even though it’s popular to mix the genres nowadays, his band did it first.
“FFtL was the 1st artist to mix emo and rap,” he proclaimed on Twitter.
Fftl was the 1st artist to mix emo and rap.
— Travis Richter (@TravisRichter) February 21, 2019
Many fans responded to the tweet, many agreeing with the statement. Check out what they said below.
And ever since that came out “Shake it like a salt shaker” has been a phrase that I’ve been stuck with coming out of my mouth at times. Thank you. I think. Or whatever. Lol
— ⍟ $†1†ç♄⍟ (@KillaCityManiac) February 22, 2019
So wanna like…do it again?
— dillon teague devoe (@dillondevoe) February 21, 2019
Deadbaby kickball 😈
— THESLIMEGOD (@screwedshit) February 22, 2019
No one tried to opposed his point of view, but it’s definitely something that could be up for debate.
Last week, From First To Last announced their first show in two years.
Sonny Moore left the band 2007 to eventually pursue a career as Skrillex, returning in 2017 to release “Make War” with FFTL. Moore hit the stage with the act less than a month later at Emo Nite LA, marking the last time the band performed live.
In July 2018, FFTL officially released another song, “Surrender,” seven months after the first teaser. “Surrender” was shared for free after Moore made the announcement via Twitter and leaked the record’s artwork.
The band is now set to return at another Emo Nite LA event this March, marking just over two years since their last performance.
Deemed “BUKU Late,” the event will serve as an after party to New Orleans’ BUKU Music + Art Project, which Moore and Boyz Noize’s side project Dog Blood is headlining.
From First To Last’s performance lineup will include Moore, drummer Derek Bloom, lead guitarist/keyboardist Matt Good and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Richter.
What do you think about Richter’s statement? Sound off in the comments!