KILLY UNLEASHES NEW MIXTAPE KILLSTREAK 2 TODAY
KILLY UNLEASHES NEW MIXTAPE KILLSTREAK 2 TODAY
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PROJECT INCLUDES NEW SONG “MOONWALK” FEATURING YUNG BANS
MORE MUSIC COMING LATER THIS YEAR
(May 28, 2021 — New York, NY) After a string of recent bangers, hip hop maverick KILLY unloads a new mixtape entitled KILLSTREAK 2 today. Get it HERE at all DSPS via Epic Records.
He bulldozed the way for the project with “PYRO” and its Remix [feat. Scarlxrd], “TRUST NOBODY” and, most recently, “RICK BOOTS.” Of the latter, Complex claimed, “The track sees the MC continue his hot streak.”
The 15-song project has no shortage of heat in the chamber, and includes production work from names like WondaGurl, FREAKEY!, OMAR GUETFA and A.D. The Carnage-produced “MOONWALK” feat. Yung Bans rides anxious 808s and ominous bass through warbling verses before KILLY promises to “Hit the moonwalk.” Elsewhere, “LOVE PRISON” feat. Dancehall disrupter Tommy Lee Sparta, one of KILLY’s biggest influences, echoes with raw pain over cataclysmic production. The psychedelic “REALLY DECEASED” spirals out into displays of high-pitched vocal fireworks, while “DETOX” highlights his hummable flows. Then, there’s “EAT YOU ALIVE.” Airy keys puncture the space between a haunting invitation, “Don’t you want to cross to the other side? Don’t you want to live in paradise? Demons they gonna eat you up alive.”
Meanwhile, a striking piece of original art adorns the cover. A sculpture of KILLY’s iconic avatar conjures ancient myth as vines nearly choke the stone. It stands out as his most evocative artwork yet.
KILLSTREAK 2 continues a tradition for KILLY. In 2018, he unleashed the original WondaGurl-produced KILLSTREAK EP. Most importantly though, the sequel hints at much more to come from the otherworldly rap upstart as he’ll unveil a new project later this year.
Tracks from KILLSTREAK 2 have already posted up over 2 million YouTube views and 3 million streams prior to release. Spreading excitement for KILLY’s next move, HotNewHipHop raved; “Over the past four years, KILLY has delivered a plethora of hits to his fans and with each project, he only gets better.”
KILLY shows no signs of stopping or slowing down, either. He recently announced a European tour for the Fall of 2021, kicking off September 17 in Madrid, Spain and culminating on October 12 in Hamburg, Germany. For full routing and tickets visit killy.co/TOUR.
The KILLSTREAK doesn’t relent in 2021.
KILLSTREAK 2 TRACKLISTING:
- RICK BOOTS
- WISHING WELL
- HEART OF GLASS
- TRUST NOBODY
- PICTURE PERFECT
- WHATEVER WE DO
- DON’T BOTHER
- REALLY DECEASED
- FINER THINGS
- MOONWALK [feat. Yung Bans]
- LOVE PRISON [feat. Tommy Lee Sparta]
- EAT YOU ALIVE
- PYRO (Remix) [feat. Scarlxrd] (Bonus Track)
If alien means belonging elsewhere, perhaps KILLY is someone who belongs everywhere. The shy rockstar finds himself at home in the eclectic and the contradictory, effortlessly pairing petaled shirts and spiked glasses, suturing vulnerable lyrics to heavy, sinister instrumentals. Born in 1997 to Bajan and Filipino parents in Toronto, Khalil Tatem was painted by a mosaic of influences from a young age, from Kanye West to Speaker Knockerz to Tommy Lee Sparta.
During high school, he rooted himself into the community and nurtured “Killamonjaro” for two long years. His ascendance felt lightspeed as he independently released his debut project Surrender Your Soul, garnered multiple platinum and gold singles, and took to the road for a world tour. After two years on the road, he tethered stories across time and space from his journey in his project Light Path 8. This was followed by his connection with Sylvia Rhone, the legendary head of Epic Records, and his new home with the label. With this partnership, he continues to cultivate each track with the same care as “Killamonjaro.” Privileging quality over quantity, he fine-tunes each project with meticulous precision, elusively hinting to fans at what’s to come. Even with numerous accolades to his name, he’s just getting started.
If KILLY is an alien, he’s one who can use his diverse upbringing to weave himself anywhere—one whose legacy is already written in the stars.
HERE’S WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:
“…we are at the tip of the iceberg in terms of the creative output we will see throughout [KILLY’s] career.…one of Canada’s quickest rising stars.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“ “…[KILLY has a] knack for ridiculously catchy melodies and [a] distinct persona…” – Pitchfork
“KILLY’s ascent to the top of rap is a matter of perfect timing.” – Noisey
“KILLY is the fresh-to-death rapper taking Toronto by storm.” – Highsnobiety
“KILLY could be Canada’s next big superstar.” – Hypebeast