After Lil Keed’s tragic death in May of 2022, his legacy in trap music continues to live on. The Atlanta native’s posthumous mixtape, Keed Talk To ‘Em 2, has been garnering high anticipation and is expected to drop on March 17th. Leading up to the release, singles by Keed have kept fans on their feet, including “Long Way To Go” which made its appearance last month. Continuing on the momentum of Keed’s successes over his career, “Self Employed” dropped Wednesday (March 8) and recounts the “hustle” mentality that the late rapper boasted.
Throughout the track, Keed alludes to his nonstop “grind” with bars like “tryna make money while I’m sleep, yeah, that my type of hustle” and “I gotta get paid, homie, I gotta get paid.” Additionally, he notes how he never finished school, but still found his way up. The release of “Self Employed” was accompanied by a music video, which now serves as a remembrance of Keed.
The YSL Records-signed rapper held a tight relationship with Young Thug since 2018. Together, the duo collaborated on numerous songs, including several in Keed’s most notable 3-part project, Trapped On Cleveland. Thug will make an appearance on Keed Talk To ‘Em 2 along with other notable rappers including Big Sean, Nav, and Trippie Redd.
“Self Employed” and “Long Way To Go” mark only two of the 20 tracks in Keed Talk To ‘Em 2. Earlier this week, the official tracklist to this posthumous effort made an apperance on the rapper’s Instagram, causing further excitement amongst fans. Executive produced by NayChur Ra’quana Render, the record marks Keed’s fifth project with YSL Records.
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