Watts rapper McKinley Ave is preparing the release of his debut project Did Dirt To Lay Pavement, which will feature guest appearances from Migos, Eric Bellinger, Joe Moses, among others. Today, he liberates the project's lead single "100 Bands" in an HNHH premiere.
Enthusiastic portamento 808s and and an eerie, ascending bell line together form the centerpiece of DJ FU's production. Southern trappers Young Dolph and Zoey Dollaz both make an appearance to support McKinley his quest to make 100 bands.
"This is probably one of my favorite records on my project," McKinley told HNHH of the record via email. "I'm from the Watts, California and rap about our way of life and what we had to do to get it. But at the end of the day, I want people to press play on my music and feel motivated. Whether you trap in the streets or in the boardroom, I feel like we have all thought to ourselves, "Damn, I gotta make 100 bands."
I remember when a nigga first started off a nigga maybe had 25
Nigga had 25, quick turned to a 45
Cuz that 9-piece, within 5 weeks,
I flipped a bag into a whole pie
And then another whole pie