On Monday, the 2011 WNBA All-Star player and 2016 WNBA Finals Champion, Essence Carson, also known by the moniker “PR3PE” and Denver rapper, LKeys released the “Fresher Than Me (Remix)” on Soundcloud. While on a promotional tour in the Tri-State area, Lkeys crossed paths with PR3PE at a networking event. “When I found out she was doing music I sent her some of mine and she told me she wanted to work with me. I was in the process of recording ‘The Preview EP’ and I felt that I really had the perfect song for us to collaborate on,” LKeys said.
Once PR3PE heard Lkeys’ full project, The Preview EP, the Los Angeles Sparks shooting guard knew she had to get involved with the music. “Keys shot me his EP and as I was listening to the project, I came across “Fresher Than Me”. It had the perfect feel to it and it only made sense for me to hop on this track,” she said. “After taking some time away from artistry and really just focusing on production, it was time for me to make a return.”
Promotion for the project was abruptly halted in February when Lkeys was unexpectedly sentenced to 7 months of incarceration, delaying the release of the remix. Once discharged in August, he wasted no time and immediately picked up where he left off. “Now we feel it’s the perfect time for the world to hear it,” he said.
Click below to stream “Fresher Than Me (Remix)” featuring PR3PE, EXCLUSIVELY on Soundcloud!
Today, LKeys released his new music video for “Gotta Get It”, the second single from his newest project, The Preview EP, which was released on January 30th. With PH and Keen Productions at the camera’s helm and LKeys heavily involved in directing, the video’s concept comes to life inside of a storage unit that’s been repurposed as a grow house. “Gotta Get It” is a hustler’s anthem and the video is an ode to the hustlers getting it in the streets.
The simple upbeat piano refrain and synthesized percussion in the song calls back to simpler days of hip-hop when rappers didn’t ride the waves of over-production to compensate for lack of writing skill.
Click below to watch the “Gotta Get It” video and stream or download The Preview EP on iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, and Spotify!
On February 28th, LKeys teamed up with the Denver Rescue Mission to spearhead a feed-the-homeless operation and to close out his ongoing coat drive with 4 drop-off locations spread across the Front Range area. Homelessness is a hot-button political issue in the Denver community as the city continues to boom with the recent influx of new residents since Colorado voters elected to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The skyrocketing rent rates dealt a devastating blow to the city’s homeless population, inflating it with more and more victims of middle-class poverty. Support this philanthropic initiative by donating winter coats at each Denver location.
LKEYS, dropped a new music video for “Boomin”, the club banging single from his latest project, The Preview EP available to stream for download on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Tidal.
See him perform LIVE on Thursday, February 1st, at the Major Record Labels (MRL) A&R Unsigned Showcase hosted by Power 105.1’s DJ WILL, HOT 97’s Drewski, and Will Stylz, featuring Def Jam’s “Jo”, Roc Nation’s A&R Representative “Polo”, Atlantic Records Director of A&R “Success”, and Republic Records’ Senior A&R Representative “Vashon Rap Straws” on the Judges Panel. Doors open at 8pm at SOBs (204 Varick St. New York, NY 10014)
Tomorrow, LKEYS, will release his newest music video for “Boomin”, the club banging single from his latest project, The Preview EP available to stream for download on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Tidal.
A respected component of the Metro Denver music landscape, LKeys has established himself as a driver of the city’s hip hop culture with his previous work mainly focused on rhyme and reason. The Preview EP takes a small step away from the bars and introduces us to a new facet of his musical dexterity with the silky, sensual track, “Rain On Me”, an ode to Ashanti’s Billboard hit and “She Said”, a soft anthem to stir up the dance floor with sensuality and desire.