On Monday (September 6), the rising Carson, California rapper — who’s signed to Kendrick Lamar’s pgLang company and also happens to be K. Dot’s cousin — shared the release date and trailer for his upcoming debut album, which arrives Friday (September 10) via pgLang/Columbia.
The cinematic trailer, directed by pgLang co-founder Dave Free, finds a somber-looking Keem posted up on a multicolored boardwalk with two women while the sun sets in the background. The clip also gives fans a taste of new music, presumably taken from his forthcoming project.
“Flowers on my uncle’s tomb, thousands to my auntie’s too/I’m used to taking backstreets, last week was nothing new,” Keem raps over a sped-up vocal sample. “Bitches is my scapegoat, who I made this tape for?/I’ll tell the story two years later, for now the case closed.”
Last month, Keem confirmed that Travis and Kendrick will both appear on The Melodic Blue while claiming it contains his “best production / compositional work.” Revisit Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar’s “Family Ties” below.