West Coast rapper Baby Keem has plenty to celebrate right now – most notably his the blue melodic album arriving to the masses. With his debut in steady rotation, he’s gone the extra mile by releasing the project’s “issues” music video.
Baby Keem Celebrates Debut Album Drop
The must-hear project comes packed with nearly 20 songs and has remained a highly-anticipated debut album for the past few years. His “issues” visual goes with Keem’s love for cinematic galore and features him riding a bike through a desert.
Today, Baby Keem, the world’s most exciting new rap talent and artist one to partner with pgLang, has released his long-awaited and highly anticipated album, The Melodic Blue, and a video for new album track “issues,” directed by Dave Free. A record that has been in the making for two years, Keem has written, produced and recorded an album that solidifies him as the undeniable future of rap. His chosen collaborators for The Melodic Blue range from Kendrick Lamar to Rosalía, James Blake, and Don Toliver, and features previously released tracks “durag activity” with Travis Scott and the most recent hit “family ties” with Kendrick Lamar, which debuted at no.18 on the Billboard #Hot100, earning Keem his first top 40 achievement.
The music video premiere follows Keem’s “issues” performance on last night’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” broadcast.
Baby Keem Reveals Album Tracklisting
Earlier in the week, the West Coast rapper shared the project’s tracklisting in an array of colors.
BK hit up Instagram with a slideshow of tracklisting. He encouraged followers to pick one with colors including dark red, blue, brown, yellow and purple.
“pick 1 🧸”
Baby Keem’s New Album Drops This Week
A few days ago, Keem announced his new the melodic blue album will arrive this Friday.
BK went to his Instagram page to deliver the massive announcement to fans. His long-awaited studio debut will drop through Warner Records.
“🧸 the melodic blue sept 10th”
Keem also released an actual album trailer to hype up the project.
“🧸 the melodic blue will drop sept 10th”
Kendrick Lamar Cements Mighty Return
In late August 2021, Keem helped Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar cement his return to the spotlight. The hip-hop star and elusive Top Dawg Entertainment member came with his cousin in their “family ties” music video.
The must-see visual clocks in at over four minutes in length and has plenty of cinematic galore. Along with the mind-blowing video’s elements, the song itself is just his first official collaboration with Keem.
‘family ties’ is Lamar’s first feature since 2018, and sees Keem and Lamar come together for the first time, notably making it the second-ever artist collaboration in Keem’s public musical output, and his first with Lamar. ‘family ties’ is a high-powered proclamation exploring the meaning of legacy and success, an insight into the relationships and experiences that have both defined and propelled Keem in his journey. The ‘family ties’ video features Keem, Kendrick and Normani and is directed by Dave Free.
The same week, Keem and K. Dot released the video’s mind-blowing trailer.
The visual itself is an absolute must-watch even at just under 20 seconds in length. While fans still had to wait just over 24 hours before hearing and seeing the new visual, the trailer gave an idea of how it sounded – just in reverse.