Mr. 2-17, once a producer known for his raw revisionism of mid-00s Atlanta snap, recalibrated and brought Christianity into the center of his music with February's Street Light. With his new project, Closer, he's once again pivoted, but this time in his production style, introducing a much more lush and fleshed out version of his signature bounce. The title track nods to The Neptunes' airy synths, while "Glory Be To God" is straight up R&Bass reminiscent of DJ Mustard's clubbier moments. Meanwhile, from the cover art to the song titles, 2-17 remains dedicated to a lifestyle that puts his faith first. The album features guest appearances from Lil Dennis, Gwen Bunn, and Luke G.
Last week, 2-17 released Super Saiyan Teen, a collection of instrumentals that continues in the tradition of the minimal instrumentals he's made for Bankroll Fresh, 2 Chainz, and most recently, Lil Pump. It's currently available to stream on SoundCloud.