Lil Gnar is under pressure. Sure, he’s already collaborated with plenty of marquee acts — Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp, Lil Skies, and the late Lil Keed, to name a few — but as the inaugural signee to Chicago legend Chief Keef’s new label, 43B, the Atlanta up-and-comer has a lot to live up to.
On “Almighty Gnar,” a Gnar/Keef collab that marks Gnar’s first new release since signing to 43B in June, he shows off the versatility of his flow over a restlessly pivoting instrumental from Shawn Ferrari and Akachi. But Keef’s icy opening verse is, unsurprisingly, the best part of the song. Listen below.