Upcoming artist KayGee, from local media company & movement “XI” recently released a 10 track EP titled “Trvsitions”. The title for this EP is beyond suitable as the entire project takes the listener on a roller coaster of emotions, scenarios and experiences that most can relate to, especially from a youth perspective.
With production from Nate Africa & VeeBeats, the background instrumentals to the roller coaster ride fit every situation KayGee or his featured artists speak on. From the upbeat, classic 808 trap sounds in feel good tracks like; PxrpleDrxnk, Pop Bottles (Ft Nate Africa) & Up & Down/ Shades On (Ft. Nate Africa & Spec XI) to more gritty, determined, harder sounds in songs where he speaks in great detail of his ambition and perseverance to become one of South Africa’s best hip-hop acts (A Whole Lot, Made to be Here, Wish U Well & Overtime) whatever the vibe is, the production caters well for it.
KayGee on this project proves that he is a lyrical beast; from the opening track it is just a tsunami of hard bars crashing into your ears (particularly on Wish U Well &A Whole Lot) but coupled with impressive quality raps are surprisingly well toned vocals, you’d expect a staunch rapper with strong lyrics to not be able to hold a note but, KayGee breaks the norms and not only proves his lyrical prowess but also his versatility as an artist
The EP is particularly impressive when it is addressing matters of heart; tracks like I Just Wanna, Been Down & I’m Gone raise the bar when listened to and cannot help but make the listener think of that certain someone. VeeBeats lays down some insane production on I’m Gone.
With features from other upcoming artists such as Dizzy, Scima, Sash, Spec XI, Ishmiza SA and even the producers of the project, Vee and Nate Africa, the EP provides a variety of voices and quality verses which complement the diversity of the project. Whether you’re feeling like getting “turned”, being motivated or chilling with your significant other, this EP has what you’re looking for and is an absolute must have.
You can check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/kaygeefromthexi/sets/transitions-ep