SEARCH FOR: LIL KEED

Trapped On Cleveland 3 – [Lil Keed]

Atlanta and YSL affiliate Lil Keed is back with his star-studded and highly anticipated album ‘Trapped On Cleveland 3’. Personally I’ve been waiting to dive into this album for some time now to see how much Keed has progressed his sound up until this point. Keed’s newest project features a star-studded cast that features the likes of Young Thug, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Gunna, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. One other reason I was excited about TOC3 was the fact that Young Thug was really hands-on with this and helped executive produced this record. You can tell Keed is experimenting as an artist and with how he’s been structuring his music and how he’s been playing around with different flows and cadences. Like the features, the production on this album features some pretty notable names as well such as Wheezy, Jetson Supah Mario, and more. Although he has a while to go I believe Keed has the drive to become one of the most unique artists in rap. No, his sound isn’t that much more different than Young Thug but with Thug grooming him and how much Keed has progressed within the last 2 projects I believe he’s showing …

She Know – [Lil Keed] ft. [Lil Baby]

I honestly can’t remember the first time I was put onto Lil Keed, but I can’t image a world where I didn’t know about him, at this point. I‘ve been tuning into his releases for a couple of years at this point and I have yet to be disappointed with any of his projects or other miscellaneous releases. At first, in all honesty, I thought that although I liked a few songs, I was assuming that his sound might become monotonous or repetitive, especially with other rappers sounding similar, but he made sure to switch up his styles and deliver different sounds in ways that I never knew he could, making sure to keep his music fresh and inventive. In recent months he has been putting in an insane amount of work through features with other artists, but it’s about time that he gifts fans with another project, in my own selfish opinion. Luckily, the third edition of his Trapped on Cleveland series is set to drop this Friday, so our wait will be over, luckily. In order to build anticipation and even more buzz than ever before for the project, Keed decided to tap into Atlanta superstar Lil Baby …

Out the Van- [Lotto Savage] ft. [Lil Keed]

At this point, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me when there’s an awesome artist coming out of Atlanta that I’m not familiar with. There are just so many talented rappers coming out of the city that I am bound to miss one or two every now and then. Most recently, Lil Keed is who drew me into Lotto Savage’s newest track which isn’t a shock either, considering Keed has put me onto other artists I was unfamiliar with in the past as well. After doing a little digging, it turns out that I had heard of him prior to this song, actually, because he’s a part of 21 Savage’s group Slaughter Gang and I had heard songs with him in the past without even realizing it. As for the new hit he just dropped, he recruited Lil Keed, of course, and made a banger called “Out the Van”. The beat is created through a high-pitched flute coupled with rattling hats and banging 808s that come together for a perfect Atlanta Trap anthem. Lil Keed takes over the hook where he basically repeats the title of the song before getting into other brief topics in his trademark shrill voice …

What It Was – [Lil Gotit] ft. [Future]

When it comes to iconic artists coming out of Atlanta, typically Young Thug and Future are some of the first names that are mentioned. As far as the new wave of ATL superstars goes, there are countless names that could be listed off, but some of my personal favorites include Lil Gotit and his older brother Lil Keed, as I’ve preached on countless occasions in the past. Sure, there are numerous other icons as well as up and comers, but as far as I’m concerned, the few names I listed are doing it just as good if not better than everyone else. It’s also so interesting to me when the veterans come together with the rising stars in order to not only make incredible music but also to help boost their credibility more than ever before. Thugger has been known to be Keed’s older brother of sorts and although they’re not directly correlated, Gotit has had the blessing of getting mentored by more than one mainstay as he connects with Future for a brand-new track entitled “What It Was”. As the foundation of the beat begins to take shape, constantly wavering electronic synths create a somewhat determined yet intense vibe …

Fox 5 – [Lil Keed] ft. [Gunna]

At this point, it’s almost obsessive how often I write about new Lil Keed offerings. Ever since I was put onto him a couple years ago, he’s been one of my favorite rising talents to listen to and just the fact that he can make both trap anthems and love ballads brings a heavy-hitting dynamic that most artists just simply don’t possess. I’m not shocked at his success in the slightest of course because when you have someone as legendary as Young Thug as your mentor to guide you through the industry, you pretty much have nowhere to go but up. This is as obvious as ever when looking at the trajectory his career has taken, as he took the scene by storm a few years back and has just became more successful with every single move he has made. When it comes to Gunna, his dominance within the Rap scene is on another level than pretty much everyone else and although it doesn’t seem to be too difficult to come across a Gunna feature no matter how big or small you might be, he manages to shut things down and stop the show with every new verse he drops. …

Groceries – [Landon Cube] ft. [Lil Keed]

I’ve been a big fan of Landon Cube for quite some time, and I know he’s a fan favorite of Lyrical Lemonade followers as well. His smooth yet somewhat punky voice has a unique ability to switch up styles and come off in different ways depending on the type of song he’s creating, and he’s been perfecting his craft for years at this point. While I haven’t paid as much attention to him in recent memory in all honesty, I came across a new song he had with Lil Keed and I had to check it out. This pairing was strange and unexpected, to say the least, but I knew the immense amounts of talents both artists have, so I was confident that they’d know how to not only make this track work but make it shine as well. “Groceries” is the name of this brand-new hit and after giving it my initial listen, I knew my premonitions were correct. Although they sound so drastically different, it’s this change of pace about halfway through that really makes this song truly dynamic and impressive. The production is built through blithe keys mixed with relaxed, lighthearted synths, refreshing percussion, and some impactful …

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 …