Earlier this month, every member of the TDE sent the same tweet to singer/producer Lance Skiiiwalker, who had achieved little exposure aside from guesting on thee tracks on Jay Rock's 90059. Each of those tweets simply consisted of a question mark, and that was enough for people to speculate that Skiiiwalker is the latest artist to sign to the dominant California label. Official confirmation has been provided today, as the new Lance Skiiiwalker single, "Speed," has just appeared via TDE's SoundCloud.
The track is a raw, grimy piece of lo-fi funk that includes extended segments of heavy bass and rough static. A lighter melody begins to develop toward the end of the song, as Skiiiwalker softens his vocals. "Speed" is wildly different than most everything TDE has released, though it somehow fits into the label's aesthetic, especially considering the more experimental turns its artists have been taking lately.
How do you guys feel about the latest Top Dawg signee?