In the past three decades, New York City has become home to one of the most iconic music scenes in the world.
In fact, hip-hop’s origins are rooted in the Big Apple, specifically 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, where the now-infamous DJ Kool Herc hosted a historic party that ultimately birthed the genre. To this day, some of rap’s biggest stars have derived from New York City such as Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, as well as A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lil Tjay, Pop Smoke, A Boogie — and the list goes on.
One star in the making who’s been turning up NYC’s streets is the electric drill artist Kay Flock. The young talent is full of enthusiasm and personality — which is evident all throughout his budding discography.
Kay Flock has kept busy all year. He’s been consistently adding to his ample yet impressive discography and has been featured on numerous songs — including Lil Tjay‘s most recent hit “Not In The Mood” which also featured fellow New York artist Fivio Foreign.
Adding to his breakout year, Kay Flock finally delivered his first full-length project — an 8-track mixtape titled The D.O.A. Tape.
While the project is concise and straight to the point, each song is packed with energy and aggression, courtesy of Kay Flock’s raspy yet powerful voice. In many of the tracks, the New York-influenced sound is coupled with heavy 808 progressions and upbeat claps and snares, as Kay Flock continues to assert his presence as one of New York’s premier drill newcomers.
D.O.A features a handful of collaborators including Chicago all-star G-Herbo. Linking up on “Being Honest (Remix)” — in which they sample XXXTENTACION’s “Changes” — the two trade menacing verses back-and-forth as Flock and Herbo put on a show for the ages.
Simply put, the 18-year-old up-and-comer has been on an absolute roll this year. His songs are electric, his voice is piercing, and his tone, flow, and overall presence on the mic will catch your attention instantly.
Kay Flock’s potential is infinite as he’s truly a star in the making. 2021 has been a huge prove-it year for the talented drill wordsmith, as fans are finally beginning to catch on to his wave. Here’s hoping more fans eventually “Flock” toward his sound.
Listen to Kay Flock’s ‘The DOA Tape’ below!