Georgia’s rising star Rot Ken continued his impressive comeback streak with yet another single, “Heartless,” this past week (Sept. 30).
Uniquely bridging the gap between melodic Atlanta trap and the Soundcloud underground as one of Internet Money’s newest additions, the 18-year-old rising star carries a distinct appeal and serious mainstream potential as he continues to make a strong case as one of the hottest new acts bubbling in the South.
With the new single, Rot Ken once again shows off his highly-polished vocal and fresh, well-rounded approach to the Atlanta trap sound — effortlessly switching between hard-hitting rap flows and surprisingly gentle melodies over consistently top-tier production (prod by Clemsy, Kay, and Kid Krono).
“Heartless” is the latest in a series of new singles from Ken following his release from a nearly year-long stint behind bars earlier this year – recording and dropping his first single “Rollin” to celebrate his first day out. Since then he’s dropped “No Mind” with Jetsonmade and most recently “Moshpit” with Anti da Menace, showing a strong command over a wide range of production and somehow sounding even better than when he went it.
While he’s been dropping music since 2019, Ken first truly broke through in early 2021 with his single “007”, catching ears and earning millions of streams with his nonstop, hugely dynamic flow backed by hard-hitting Internet Money production. Later that year he was forced to make the best of a bad situation, and ended up gaining a ton of support from around the industry and the underground with the release of his Free Me project from behind bars. The tape sported features from Kalan.frfr, Hunxho and most notably SoFaygo, who helped propel Ken to another one of his biggest moments yet with its standout single, “Beautiful.”
As one of the brightest new stars out of the South injecting a fresh feel out of Atlanta’s trap niche, and uniquely aligned with a new wave powerhouse in Internet Money, Rot Ken is quietly developing into a serious force to be reckoned with.
Listen to “Heartless” and read more about Rot Ken below