Ahead of their forthcoming collaborative project Controversy, which is slated to release on Friday (April 28), the Motor City duo kicked things off with the album’s high-powered lead tracks “Dropped The Lo” (April 14) and “B&E Pt. 1” (April 21) this month.
In wake of his last album, Chapters Of The Trenches in 2022, Grizzley and newcomer Skilla set the streets ablaze with these surefire bangers — revealing their undeniable chemistry in the process. Both “Dropped The Lo” and “B&E Pt. 1” see the two trade visceral bars back and forth.
“Just a taste of what’s next, so I hope y’all ready,” Grizzley said. “We can go anywhere we want,” Skilla added when talking about the collaboration. Together, they culminate a memorable call-and-response chorus on “Dropped The Lo.”
Pop out when it’s hot out, find a b*tch to f*ckin’ skate on
Pop out when it’s cold, Gucci coat and all my J on
Play with somethin’ safe, you n*ggas tryna keep they face on
Extension hangin’ out that Glock ten, look like a payphone
Wake up in the mornin’, put my Amiris then my K on
If you really tryna play it safe, n*gga, stay home
Get a n*gga touched anywhere ’cause my pap’ long
I be tryna get a n*gga face like aTee Grizzley and Skilla Baby – “Dropped The Lo”
The tracks’ coinciding visuals further illustrate the pair’s can’t-miss connection, feeding off one another’s energy seamlessly. Detroit’s resurgence in music has been carried by a slew of superstar artists, as Grizzley has been a marquee face of the city since his breakout hit “First Day Out” and “From the D to the A” with Lil Yachty.
As far as SkillaBaby, the fresh-pressed emcee is coming off the second installment of his Crack Music mixtape series, still building his career and co-signs — recently linking with Brent Faiyaz. Not only do Tee and Skilla pay homage to their city’s sound on “Dropped The Lo” and “B&E,” but took the stage together at 313 Detroit Day alongside fellow hometown artists Babyface Ray, Tay B and Sada Baby — fully embracing the city’s love.
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Check back for “Controversy” this weekend!