Carefree Black Man
Mulitalented Detroit artist Key Wane celebrated his 26th birthday over the weekend by sharing a new track called "Carefree Black Man." Key Wane is best known for his production -- Beyonce's "Partition," Drake's "All Me," Meek Mill's "Amen" -- but the man can rap as well. On "Carefree Black Man," which he produced himself, Key employs a laid-black flow and cool but confident bars to let the world where his mind is at. The beat is comprised of submerged pitched-up vocal harmonies, and a simple, ethereal drum groove.
Not The Same
Key Wane Feat. Quentin Miller
We're sure Key Wane's been keeping busy on the production tip, although we haven't heard raps from the Finally Famous affiliate since October's "Go Without Her" featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
Go Without Her
Key Wane Feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Key Wane's production still holds more weight than his rapping, however he's dabbled in both, and remains a bit under the radar in either field. It seems as though he's opting to make a name for himself as a producer foremost, though. He's already had a hand in hits from Big Sean, Drake, Beyonce and beyond-- so with the resume under his belt, it's about time his name has the same impact as a producer like Mustard.
PJ Feat. Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco dropped one of his best albums yet earlier this year with the ambitious Tetsuo & Youth. If you checked the credits you'd see that up-and-coming vocalist, PJ, contributed some backing vocals to one of the LP's strongest tracks, "Deliver". She also showed up on the rapper's 2014 record, "Mazinger," but this time it's Lupe's turn to take the feature credit, assisting the singer on her new single, "Say".
Key Wane Feat. Payroll, Sino & GT
Key Wane is quietly one of the most consistent producers in the game, and lately he's been dropping some interesting collaborations under his name. The latest finds him linking with Payroll (of Doughboyz Cashout), Sino, and GT, and it's another winner. The shape-shifting instrumental starts off with a minimal creeping bassline, before some more haunting synths make an entrance, by the final third it's made another transition, getting more ambient before dropping some booming low-end.
All I Need
Key Wane Feat. King Chip, Kid Sister & BlackSon
You probably know Key Wane as one of the top producers in the game, crafting hits for Beyonce, Drake, Big Sean, and more. If you haven't heard his self-curated work, though, it's time to give his latest track, "All I Need," a spin. On "All I Need," Key Wane recruits King Chip, Kid Sister, and BlackSon. Key Wane is able to transition to and from different instruments while never losing the smooth feel of the track. The song shows off his ability to craft his own records and get the best out of his rapping features.
Do It Again
Earlly Mac Feat. Big Sean
Earlly Mac has been a part of Big Sean's Finally Famous camp since Sean's heyday, but only recently has he started to really put his name out there and steadily drop records.
Key Wane Feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Producer Key Wane has been busy working since dropping off his mixtape So Many Keys 2 almost exactly a year ago. The Finally Famous affiliate produced Big Sean's "4th Quarter" record, and today he delivers a new single featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Key Wane incorporates some soulfulness and a piano melody into the chilled out "Same Nigga," and Ty Dolla promises that, despite his rise to fame/success, he's still the same dude.
Big Sean hit us with 4 brand new tracks today, all with different producers. "4th Quarter" finds him reuniting with frequent collaborator Key Wane for a sample-based track. Here he gets off some triplet flows, going hookless for the majority of the song. He later references the celebrity nude photos that leaked onto the internet recently, joking that they may have come from his email.
Ariana Grande Feat. Big Sean
Last August, Ariana Grande and Big Sean teamed up to to give us the collaboration “Right There” off Ari's debut album Yours Truly, and now twelve months later the two superstars have linked up once again for a new R&B jam titled “Best Mistake”.
Move That Dope (Remix)
Key Wane Feat. Future, Pusha T, Pharrell & Casino
Detroit emcee / producer KeY Wane has put his spin on Future, Pusha T, Pharrell, and Casino's "Move That Dope" single, thinning out Mike WiLL Made It's instrumental and adding a futuristic bounce to the mix. Watch the official music video for the original version below and let us know how they compare.
Diggy Simmons Feat. B.o.B & Key Wane
Apparently Diggy Simmons mama told him "Don't be afraid to shit on these niggas," which Diggy has now put into a song. Bobby Ray and Key Wane (he handles the hook as well as the production) help him on this cut. Diggy is prepping a new album for 2014. Quotable Lyrics
Throw Me A Parade
Check out Throw Me A Parade (Prod. Key Wane) , the latest track from Key Wane, which dropped on Friday, October 11th, 2013. Key Wane's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Throw Me A Parade (Prod. Key Wane) has further strengthened that fact. It's a solid addition to the commendable body of work Key Wane has been creating since stepping foot in the rap game, and we're definitely looking forward to what Key Wane has on deck.
Meek Mill Feat. Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj
Things are improving for Meek Mill with each new offering, and Dope Dealer (Prod. By Key Wane) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Meek Mill's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
Key Wane Feat. Roscoe Dash, Dusty McFly & King Chip
Stream They Said, the newest drop from Key Wane which features Roscoe Dash, Dusty McFly & King Chip. The cut was released on Monday, June 10th, 2013. Things are looking better for Key Wane with each new release, which They Said has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Key Wane has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.
Put My Life On It
Key Wane Feat. Oba Rowland
Check out Put My Life On It (Prod. Key Wane), the latest track from Key Wane, featuring Oba Rowland which dropped on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013. Key Wane's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Put My Life On It (Prod. Key Wane) has further strengthened that fact. It's a solid addition to the commendable body of work Key Wane has been creating since stepping foot in the rap game, and we're definitely looking forward to what Key Wane has on deck.
Right Back Home
Dusty McFly Feat. Key Wane
Stream Right Back Home, the newest drop from Dusty McFly which features KeY Wane. The cut was released on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Dusty McFly continues to impress with each new leak, and Right Back Home is no exception. It's strengthens Dusty McFly's already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We're most definitely anticipating Dusty McFly's next offering.
Bump Awkward (Prod. Jahlil Beats & Key Wane), the latest cut from Lil Wayne. It was released on Saturday, December 1st, 2012. Things are improving for Lil Wayne with each new offering, and Awkward (Prod. Jahlil Beats & Key Wane) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Lil Wayne's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
24K of Gold
Big Sean Feat. J. Cole
Bump 24K of Gold (Prod by Key Wane), the latest cut from Big Sean which features J. Cole on the assist. It dropped on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. Big Sean's horizons are broadening with each new release, and 24K of Gold (Prod by Key Wane) is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since Big Sean stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
Check out RWT (Prod by Southside & Key Wane), the latest from Big Sean. The track was released on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. Big Sean's chances in this game are improving with each new release, and RWT (Prod by Southside & Key Wane) is no exception - quite the opposite, in fact. It's a nice addition to the impressive catalogue Big Sean has been building over the years. We're definitely anticipating the next move.