Luna Florentino. Picture: Supplied

South African rapper Luna jetted off to Connecticut, in the USA, on Thursday.

The 22-year-old rapper and producer, who's worked with the likes of Rouge, Manu WorldStar, DJ Switch and Maraza, is in America to explore the potential of expanding his brand in the territory and beyond. 

Luna's trip will also see him travel to Brooklyn, New York, a city many people consider as the cultural home of hip-hop. Still building a name for himself, Luna has already worked with American artists Felix Morton and Oshea, and will be looking to add to this list during his stay. 

"I'm really trying to expand and get my music out to the world," says Luna. "I believe my sound is international and there's no better place to test it than in the United States. In my first EP I said that I was, 'Papi Florentino International' as a way of putting it out into the universe and now I'm here to make it a reality."

Luna is currently riding the wave of his hit single, #FlorentinoMariachi, which has been playlisted on MTV Base, Channel O and Trace TV. 

Since being featured on a four-page spread on Africa’s leading hip-hop magazine, HYPE Magazine, Luna’s continued to shine well into 2018, receiving industry co-signs along the way from the likes of DJ Jawz, Shane Eagle and Khuli Chana. 

Follow Luna Florentino's journey via his social media @LunaFlorentino_ on Instagram and Twitter.