Atlanta's Key! and producer Brandon Thomas linked up with OG Maco for the raucous Give Em Hell EP earlier this year, shouting and squealing leaving migraines and sprained wrists in their wake. On "Do Better," Key! and Brandon tap ManManSavage and take a more subdued approach, turning their voices down to a near whisper. Thomas' production follows the same note, ratcheting down the force that made "U Guessed It" and his other joints such immediate bangers. The whole thing wobbles and warps with a dizzying affect, as Key! drops knowledge darts: If you knew better, you'd do better, he yelps on the hook--with his recent tear of jammable streams, we feel like he's taking his own advice.
October 16, 2014