KayCyy Drops Dual Release, “I Love Myself” & “Who Else Would It Be”

The alternative singer and rapper is not stopping after multiple projects and singles this year.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
KayCyy Drops Dual Release, “I Love Myself” & “Who Else Would It Be”blur mask

KayCyy is not slowing down his insane 2022. After his album Get Used To It and his TW20 50 EP with Gesaffelstein, he's dropped a few singles too. His latest come in a dual release: "I Love Myself" and "Who Else Would It Be." Also, the latter has a music video as well, in which KayCyy vibes in beautiful mansion yards and opulent buildings.

"I Love Myself" is a woozy, hypnotizing, and relatively low-key cut from the Kenyan-born and Minnesota-raised artist. The beat doesn't give that impression, as the bass overpowers the beat for a second before the hi-hats and snare patterns take center stage. However, the simple yet catchy piano melody goes up and down in pitch, giving the track its dynamism. Also, some very faint sampled vocals also add to "I Love Myself"'s atmosphere.

Meanwhile, "Who Else Would It Be" takes a wildly different direction. The track is tribal, with fast and relentless percussion that sounds much more acoustic than what typically pairs with an 808. The song's melody is also mostly built around industrial synths and manipulated vocal samples. All in all, it's a manic energy that satisfies despite its short runtime. While it's only a minute and a half long, "Who Else Would It Be" joins "Breaking Point" as one of KayCyy's most creative genre excursions. Hopefully, his next project will incorporate even more of these tribal and jittery production styles.

Of course, KayCyy has often bushed the boundaries of what's expected of him as a figure in the rap world. The 25-year-old brought out a choir for his XXL Freshman freestyle, and his breakout feature on Ye's Donda isn't even a verse. With other singles like "Borrow" that build on his catalog of trap and rage, it seems KayCyy's crafting a creative contrast.

Furthermore, the "Keep My Spirit Alive" singer takes some interesting lyrical excursions. On "I Love Myself," he boasts of his originality and vision in his career. Meanwhile "Who Else Would It Be" addresses that success in a much more tangible sense. "Make my money, don't talk, make my money be quiet, still loud when I walk," he raps.

You can find KayCyy's latest dual single release on your preferred streaming service. Also, check out the music video for "I Love Myself" below and some quotable lines from "Who Else Would It Be."

Quotable Lyrics

Some more clothes I can't pronounce
Now, I'm free, I broke that curse
I found peace when I faced my worst
I grew and it threw me dirt

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About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.