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Wavy – [Lil Keed]

I told myself I wasn’t going to write about Lil Keed’s new song “Wavy” because I always write about his new releases and I was thinking it was time to give it a break for once. Well, here I am writing about Lil Keed’s brand-new track because I just simply couldn’t resist. I’ve been playing his younger brother Lil Gotit’s latest project for the past few weeks pretty much on repeat because that record is full of hits, so now I’m extremely eager to see what Keed has up his sleeve. On “Wavy”, spacey, airy synths play in the background to create an almost unnoticeable melody as chattering percussion and banging drums truly carry this instrumental. Right off the bat, Keed comes in with a crazy amount of energy. He doesn’t even allow the beat to build before impatiently going in, but his energetic disposition and unique style truly bring this song to new heights. His flows are always something to marvel at, and although his words aren’t always easily interpreted after the first listen, his cadence never ceases to amaze me. He switches up between slower, more harmonious lines and up-tempo, triplet bars that take a lot of practice …

A Conversation With Ty Fontaine

Ty Fontaine is someone who got put on my radar a few months ago and I have been a big fan ever since then, he has a unique style and makes extraordinary music, so when I saw he was about to drop his brand new project 1800, I had to lock in an interview with him. TyFontaine not only has the music talent, the ‘look’, and the charisma to be one of the next generations leading artists, but he also has some tremendous backing from the Internet Money collective that will help him along the way. Listen to his new ‘1800’ project and get to know TyFontaine in our latest interview below:     EM: Where are you from originally? TyFontaine: Born in DC, lived there until I was about six years old then moved to Maryland. That’s where I call home, PG County. — EM: What was it like growing up in the DMV? TyFontaine: It was cool pretty regular. It’s kinda like people from outside of the DMV that are from lowered income areas see the DMV & it’s kind of like Texas, where you can get a bang for your buck because it’s majority black so you can get …

Yeah Yeah – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Future] & [Lil Keed]

With so much great music coming out in recent months, Lil Gotit’s Hood Baby 2 can’t be forgotten. He put so much time and effort into promoting this project that it surely can’t fly under any Rap fan’s radar. Boasting features from household names like Future, Gunna, Lil Yachty, and Lil Keed, he also included rising stars like Guap Tarantino, B Slime, and more. Seeing different names and levels of success come together on an album like this gets me so excited for the future because none of these up and comers get overshadowed in the slightest, and they fit right in alongside some of the biggest artists in the game right now. A standout track off the project has to be “Yeah Yeah” which features Atlanta staple Future as well as Gotit’s older brother Lil Keed. Although this song came out prior to the entire album, it has a new context as it’s surrounded by all-new hits, and it even received a video treatment. A dark foundation is laid through strong guitar notes, intense percussion, and always hard-hitting bass. Future takes over the chorus considering he has mastered this portion of Rap songs at this point in his career, …

No Dealings- [Lil Keed]

Lil Keed has been on an absolute roll when it comes to dropping music. He has amassed a notable following through his various mixtapes and projects, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Sometimes being referred to as “Young Thug’s son”, the resemblance and influence are noteworthy of course, but his out of the box style is subtly different from the legendary Atlanta mainstay. Keed is back and better than ever with his most recent single “No Dealings” which is a peek at what he has in store for fans on his upcoming mixtape Trapped on Cleveland 3, the follow up to its 2018 predecessor. The production is set with expressive guitar strums, rattling hats, and absolutely booming 808s. Keed shows of his shrill delivery as he underemphasizes his words, simulating the idea that his talents come so natural to him that he doesn’t even have to try. Although his voice sounds like an instrument in and of itself, his always lively background ad-libs bring the energy levels on this track to new heights. He might not be rapping as intricately or fast-paced as he is known to spit, but his melodic delivery shares emotions and …

I Do the Most- [WHIPPED CREAM] ft. [Lil Keed]

Although I might not be the biggest fan of EDM music, I can definitely appreciate the Hip-Hop influences that play a part in the genre. I had personally never heard of WHIPPED CREAM before seeing that she had a song with Lil Keed, but after doing some research, it turns out that she creates EDM bangers with the inclusion of Hip-Hop influences within her dark, bass-driven music. She has been steadily making a name for herself within the electronic genre, and she has amassed a following that has led her to some of the biggest stages in music. As stated previously, Lil Keed is who steered me in the direction of “I Do the Most”, but WHIPPED CREAM definitely impressed me with her very evident production skills. She brought the beat to life through underworld-sounding synths, enchanting percussion, and a relatively simple bassline for an EDM classified song. Keed brings as much energy as you’d expect and more, adding outrageous ad-libs to his verses to hype himself up even more and bring additional depth to a rather straightforward song. Throughout all of this, he spits his bars in his telltale squeaky delivery that might not be for everyone, but I …

Addy Talk- [Lil Gotit]

If you know me or follow along to any of my posts, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Lil Gotit. His energy, charisma, and one of a kind sound all play a part in his music, making it better and better every time I hear it. At the very end of February, Gotit released Superstar Creature, a project that packed a punch and helped him cement his spot in the music industry while still on the come up. The Atlanta spitter also recently collaborated with the A-Team, a supergroup comprised of his brother Lil Keed as well as Lil Yachty and Zaytoven, which is yet another move that is going to diversify his career and take him to new levels. Although he’s constantly making moves throughout his young career, an interesting one was just made with his latest music video release. Rather than dropping a visual to piggyback on his most recent project that’s not even a month old, or even his sophomore effort Cozy but Its True, he decided to revisit his breakout project The Real GOAT, dropping a video for his hit song “Addy Talk”. This track features a melodic loop behind traditional Atlanta trap-inspired …

Slime Mobb- [24 Heavy] ft. [Lil Keed] & [Marlo]

I might be behind the times and for that, I apologize, but up until hearing 24 Heavy’s latest single featuring Lil Keed and Marlo called “Slime Mobb”, I really wasn’t familiar with the artist at all. After doing some digging, it turns out that he is a part of the always extensive and stacked lineup that Quality Control has built up over the years and Marlo’s in the same situation. Although Lil Keed isn’t a part of QC, his ties and connections run deep within the collective, so this was a perfect fit. To be honest, I really only noticed the song because of Lil Keed considering it’s mandatory for me to tune into any new music from him, but I’m glad I took the time to listen because I was pleasantly surprised. “Slime Mobb” boasts production featuring heartfelt piano, crisp claps and snares, and sparse 808s that give off a somewhat melancholy vibe. 24 Heavy under annunciates his words as he raps certain lines quickly while utilizing autotune to sing other lines in an almost Lil Baby-like fashion. He mentions topics such as people being murdered and their mothers crying after they suffer these losses, along with the fact …

Hightop Shoes- [Lil Yachty] ft. [Lil Keed]

Lil Yachty and Lil Keed have worked together a few times at this point, and every single song that has come after their collaborations have been complete hits. I’m not sure if it’s their opposing vocal sounds that pair well together, their chemistry, or just the fact that they’re both from Atlanta, but I don’t really care as long as they keep making songs like the latest offering they put out called “Hightop Shoes”. On this track, the duo got legendary producer Zaytoven to piece together an instrumental that was pretty solid all around. Although very simplistic, it included some trademark Zaytoven piano keys while not trying to be too flashy or exuberant in order to not take away from the rappers’ performances on the song. Keed begins the record by presenting a decelerated verse that was elevated by some extremely energetic adlibs that hype up the first half. As for the second half, he switches it up completely and begins to whisper which was quite the spectacle. Although I’ve heard some people aren’t fans of this technique when they’ve heard other rappers do it, I can get behind Keed performing this way because his sound is already pretty uncharacteristic …

Bet Up – [Lil Gotit]

In a world full of copycats and wannabes, it can truly be hard to find someone who uses influences to improve their music rather than straight-up copying someone else’s style. Lil Gotit is one of those artists who has clear inspirations from friends and fellow Atlanta artists but brings his own flair and doesn’t have to steal anyone’s style in order to make a great song. Being the brother of Lil Keed might be tough considering his rapid rise to fame in recent months, but Keed has given Gotit multiple moments to shine and carve his own lane, which Gotit has definitely taken advantage of over and over again. Although “Bet Up” has been out for a good amount of time at this point, Lil Gotit wanted to refresh the vibe of this hit with a music video. London on Da Track created some incredible production with a bit of Latin flair through some wild guitar riffs but meshes it with Atlanta trap percussion to bring a one of a kind beat for Gotit to implement his voice almost as another layer of production. The visual takes place in front of murals that seem to be paying homage to some …

A-Team (You Ain’t Safe) – [Zaytoven] x [Lil Yachty] x [Lil Keed] x [Lil Gotit]

The A-Team has reassembled, officially announcing their upcoming collaborative project that is set to drop at the end of next month. Towards the end of 2019, Zaytoven, Yachty and Keed blessed us with “Accomplishments” one of the year’s most energetic anthems closing the decade out on a high note. The second single from their upcoming collaborative album features all 3 rappers and some of the finest keys I’ve heard in some time provided by Zaytoven. Each artist comes in hot building off the previous one’s energy, all returning back to an incredibly hard hook from Keed. With the artwork being set in a museum, there’s no surprise that this came together sounding so historic. With the last release, the 4th member of the Atlanta Super Team was yet to be announced but now that Lil Gotit has filled the spot it will be exciting to see what they have in store for their upcoming project. Each emcee on this project is poised to have an incredibly big year individually, coming together with the most legendary producer the city has ever produced will be a perfect introduction to their following projects. This single seems like its a call to action, letting …