Zooly Gvng—the coalition of production duo FKi and new Atlanta faces Natasha Mosley (who sang the super-sexy hook on Jeremih’s “Fuck U All The Time”), Kingston-born rapper Zuse, Mike Fresh, SaucelordRich and the elusively named 1st—released their first tape. It’s primarily a showcase for FKi, who’ve been at the top of their game, working on their own dubstep-influenced tape, small rap (Key!) and big rap (Iggy Azalea). True to their eclectic style, Zooly Gvng balances sparse, icy sensuality with the bombast of EDM. Vocalist Mosley, who’s saccharine yet super-casual shines on “Sick,” but it’s 22-year-old rapper Zuse who steals the show. With his gravelly Jamaican accent, as attention-grabbing as Assassin on “I’m In It,” filtered through an Atlanta weirdo-trap lens, he’s poised to be one of the most distinctive voices in Atlanta’s increasingly insane landscape.
Highlights: Zuse’s “Red,” the tape’s most menacing and bizarre moment: one minute he’s yelping like Young Thug going through puberty, the next he’s growling death threats.
WTF: A bit off topic, but why does the Zooly Gvng Twitter seemingly just slang tattoo deals?