Ikey - Green Card

Posted 3 years ago
Producer:
DJ Premier
Album:
The Green Card EP

Normally, we avoid featuring an artist’s work if the production that they use is unoriginal (a “borrowed” industry instrumental). If we didn’t have this policy, our submissions inbox would be overly-spammed with freestyles over every new Drake or Kanye joint, making it harder for unique and original unsigned talent to get noticed. However, from time to time we make an exception. Case in point: Booth newcomer Ikey, whose bars, sprawled out across DJ Premier’s Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers beat, are so slick that we couldn’t help but give him a cover Green Card. The Maryland ambassador’s flow is highlighted by his supreme confidence, which is a blend of pointed-ness and casual charm. While his approach on the mic will get your head nodding, it is his wordplay that will have you saying “Damn!”. With lines like, “low salary got me conservative like Sean Hannity” and “mad ‘cuz I’m flyer than a Brooks Brothers mannequin,” it’s clear that the Nigerian emcee more than does justice to the Primo production. Fans who are eager to hear Ikey grace some original production should download his forthcoming project, The Green Card EP, which is set for release this May.

Ikey IndieMusic Videos

Written by
Posted 3 years ago

More from Ikey

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

The Irving Plaza Shooting Isn’t a Rap Problem, It’s an America Problem

"People don't get murdered at Jazz, Classical, R&B, EDM, etc shows. This is a rap thing." Read More
Posted 12 hours ago by Yoh

In Which I Convince You to Listen to Lecrae, Hip-Hop’s Overlooked Elite Rapper

Don't be scared by the "Christian rapper" label, bar for bar Lecrae's just as dope as elite rappers like J. Cole. Read More
Posted 13 hours ago by Nathan S.

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Bernz & Jarren Benton “Outta My Brain”

Strange Music's Bernz just came through with the rap anthem to set your summer off right. You need to hear this. Read More
Posted 14 hours ago by Lucas G.

The Gone But Not Forgotten Rap Group I Thought Might Make It

How the rise and fall of one Atlanta collective further proved the uncertainty of the music industry. Read More
Posted 18 hours ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.