Premiere: Brisbane rapper Kei Leeza continues to soar with Notice
With a string of singles littering his year thus far, the Brisbane MC is demanding that you take notice of him in the year ahead.
We've spoken fairly endlessly now about the brilliance of Australia's rap market in 2019, but one area we haven't specifically focused on thus far is the plethora of artists up next that come from Brisbane. The coastal Queensland city is seemingly pumping out newcoming stars filled with potential at an unstoppable pace, with names including Nerve, iiiConic, Khi'leb and plenty of others stepping up to the plate with their own, distinct touches on rap and R&B.
Included in this is Kei Leeza, who across the last twelve months, has been putting in the hours to ensure that his future space in Australia's hip-hop canon is held. He's worked with a string of electronic producers in the past years - Dimes, Avance, NOY - using their drastically different beats to showcase a versatility and range as a collaborator, while on a solo scale, he's had a year full of wins: single after single has seen his profile grow, while support slots for Tyga and others have helped him craft an explosive live show, something we're hoping to see more of in 2020.
Today, however, we're premiering a track that's somewhat of a cherry on top for a year full of highlights, with Notice - arriving officially tomorrow - solidifying his place in 2020's hip-hop scene. It's a look into the future and, as the title may suggest, a demand that you pay attention and notice the bursting arrival; a simplistic, yet effective production full of ricocheting percussion forming the perfect backbone for his direct and focused verses, which with only two-minutes or so to move, are about as focused and precise as ever.
"Notice is a statement track about cementing myself not only in my city but in the scene for now and years to come," he says on the track, and with a track like this leading him into the new decade, we can't help but feel that he's making the right moves to ensure this.
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