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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 …

Accomplishments- [Lil Keed] x [Lil Yachty] x [Zaytoven]

Lil Keed and Lil Yachty have already proven that they’re truly a dynamic duo when they link up for a track. They seem to push each other to go further, try out new sounds, and work to be the best artists that they know they can be. This is no different as they look at all of their success in their latest release called “Accomplishments”. Masterfully produced by the one and only Zaytoven, he creates a somewhat minimal beat that includes some fast hats and some high-pitched piano keys that play along extremely well with the two rappers’ inimitable voices. Yachty starts the song off in a fairly uncharacteristic way for him, with a lower energy than we’re used to hearing. This was beyond impressive, however, considering you can tell how much he really focused on his flows, rhyme scheme, and lyrics to deliver a ridiculously hard verse. Keed has the hook and second verse where he uses his trademark high pitched singing/rapping voice to bring some energy and spark to the track. Halfway through, he decides to switch it up and tone it back a bit, calming down which played a part in keeping this song fresh for its …

TrapHouse Jodeci 2 – [Ye Ali]

Ye Ali has been one of the best-kept secrets of the underground R&B scene for some time now. All that is seeming like it’s setting up to change with the release of his new project ‘TrapHouse Jodeci 2’. The first time I got a glimpse into Ye Ali’s talent is when I heard his single “Ring 4x” which was back in 2016 if I’m not mistaken. Since then Ye has been waiting in the wings and honing skills and dropping sporadically as we waited for him to drop new music. However, what most people may not know is that he’s scored songwriting and production credits with the likes of Chris Brown, Kehlani, Roddy Rich, Lil Keed and more. If you’re still reading this far then you must’ve gathered and assumed the strongest part about this 15-track album is the songwriting. Ye is very intimate and deep with his pen and it’s littered throughout the entire project. I believe if one of these songs can catch fire the whole project could blow up just by word of mouth and people sharing it across social platforms. Stream Ye Ali’s new album TrapHouse Jodeci 2 for yourself below.

Snake – [Lil Keed]

Lil Keed has taken the rap world by storm this past year and I couldn’t be more pleased with his success. His one of a kind voice that he manipulates and experiments with is reminiscent, but not a replica, of Young Thug who’s a living legend, so the young star is bound to have a bright future. One of the first songs I ever heard from Keed ever since being put on to him was “Snake” and it’s still one of my favorites, so I was super ecstatic to see that he made a music video to accompany this hit. Along with his slimes, Keed takes to the wild west with an old school revolver as he follows a storyline like that of a western, which compliments the vibe of the song flawlessly. He hits up the saloon to talk with some women and finds himself into a bit of a scrap which leads to a bounty being put on him. This brings him to the jail where he’s locked up and interrogated before eventually being freed and going on his way. Keed got extremely creative with this visual and being a big fan of westerns in the first place, …

Bankroll – [88GLAM] ft. [Lil Keed]

What has been incredible to watch over the past few years is artists at the top of their game really bringing up talent and setting them up for success in a major way. Two of the most exciting talents to rise up in the past year are XO’s 88GLAM and YSL’s Lil Keed, which pretty much goes without saying at this point. It makes sense that as 88GLAM gears up for their third project, that they would join forces with Keed to show the world exactly what the future will be sounding like. 88GLAM have long been a favorite of mine, long before the artists formed the group their solo releases still get plays from me on the regular. Their sound has developed immensely over the years, their chemistry is otherworldly and that is evident when Derek Wise and 88camino trade verses back and forth effortlessly like they’re sparring. Keed fits in perfectly, using his roaring voice to give the track a different sound entirely. What’s amazing is to see Derek and 88camino branch out of Toronto, recording this song with Keed in Atlanta. This jump across the border is what takes Canadian artists from being beloved in their own …

Behind the Boards: IGot20OnMyBeat “Double D’s” Beat Deconstruction

One of the many unsung heroes of the music industry is the producers. I decided to sit down with Charlotte, North Carolina’s own IGot20OnMyBeat — the producer of hit songs such as DaBaby’s “Walker Texas Ranger” — to talk about his origins and most recent rise with DaBaby and Stunna4Vegas. Above, I got to see 20 conduct a Genius-style beat deconstruction of Stunna4Vegas’s hit song, “Double D’s.” Check out the video and the short Q&A that derived from our sit-down. – – – – – – – First of all, I appreciate that you had me over here. When did you start producing? I started about 20 years ago, back when my brother was working with Rico Wade from the Dungeon Family. I was pretty much just being a brother and supporting. After a while, though, I started to take it seriously with my friend Joseph Fields, going to the crib after school and making beats on Fruity Loops. From there, I just stuck with it. So what were you listening to back then? Who inspired you coming up? Oh, man. I was listening to Timbaland, Missy Elliott, a lot of Ginuwine. Also, since Rico Wade was in my ear …

Young Thug Solidifies His Superstar Status on ‘So Much Fun’

By Lee Mcintosh It has been nearly six years since Young Thug emerged into the spectrum of the masses, and not too many artists can say that they have had a career quite like his. Coming onto the scene sounding much different than everyone else, Thug received a lot of criticism for his style of rap, his actions, and his overall persona. As the years passed, his notoriety in the rap game is like no other–proving he was way ahead of his time. After teasing fans with his official debut album Hy!£UN35 (Hi Tunes), it eventually became nothing but a myth. Will we still get it?–the world may never know. However, here we are in the year 2019 and Thugger has finally blessed his fans with the release of his debut album So Much Fun. This project could not have come at a better time in his career. He has achieved a new level or stardom–much bigger than he would have had if he originally released a debut album in 2016. The success of his YSL compilation album Slime Language and birthing the talents of Gunna, Lil Keed and Lil Duke, proves his talents as not only an executive, but a tastemaker. Nonetheless, the fans …

Pop My Shit – [Lil Gotit] x [Lil Keed]

It was a little over a month ago when Lil Gotit gave us his sensational record “Pop My Shit”, and late last night he blessed his growing fan base with the brand new remix for the track featuring his homie Lil Keed! These two have grown up together in the game and it’s well known that whenever they are on the same track together it’s going to be special, but this one was a little more interesting because the original version was so good that it seemed as if it would be hard to top, but somehow Lil Keed made this amazing song even better! This is arguably the most addicting song that you will hear all day, don’t wait another second, press play below! Produced by Jgramm Beats