*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*
|KAY FLOCK RELEASES VIBRANT BRONX TRACK “BROTHERLY LOVE PT. 2 (FEAT. B-LOVEE & DOUGIE B)”|
LISTEN HERE AND WATCH HERE
BROTHERLY LOVE: THE KAY FLOCK STORY DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON
WATCH THE TEASER HERE
|“A contemporary pop hit without forsaking the essence of drill” (on “Shake It”)|
|“Now, drill has officially become the city’s most crucial rap sound and its center has relocated from Brooklyn to the Bronx behind a recent wave of sample-based songs featuring gruff-voiced rappers like Kay Flock”|
“Drill impresario Kay Flock”
|Critically acclaimed teenaged New York drill star Kay Flock reassembles one of the Bronx’s most invigorating trios, tapping B-Lovee and Dougie B for the dynamic new track “Brotherly Love, Pt. 2,” out now. Listen HERE. The song is an intense sequel to the original “Brotherly Love,” which was a hit for the artists in 2021. “Pt. 2” comes complete with an enrapturing music video bringing viewers into the Bronx capturing the energy of the bustling borough. Watch it HERE. |
The new track features production by A Lau & Matt Marvin combined with fresh vigorous verses from the trio. “Brotherly Love Pt. 2” finds Kay Flock reuniting with his friends from the first “Brotherly Love,” which dropped last March and has racked up more than 21 million views on YouTube alone.
Where last year’s song was a distillation of raw aggression, the emotionally evocative instrumental combined with the more introspective leaning lyrics on ““Brotherly Love Pt. 2”” signals the rapid growth of the artists: These MCs have elevated —with more to celebrate. Those themes are conveyed in the accompanying video. Directed by Kaiyah Napri, the striking visual juxtaposes B-Lovee and Dougie B’s physical frames with images of Kay Flock beamed onto an all-encompassing projection. Kay Flock’s stalwart influence in the New York drill ecosystem is felt within the visual.
“Brotherly Love Pt. 2” follows the smooth and confident “Make A Movie” collab with drill veteran Fivio Foreign and the massive Bronx drill anthem “Shake It,” which has Kay Flock joining forces with Dougie B again along with Bory300 and superstar Cardi B —on what critics praised is one of her best verses in her career.
The “Brotherly Love” series has clearly been one of great importance to the young artist: Its title is reimagined for Brotherly Love: The Kay Flock Story, a soon-to-be-released documentary whose trailer was released in April. Watch it HERE. The documentary will serve as a glimpse into the artist behind the microphone.
Still only 19, Kay Flock has already transformed drill music in his hometown and beyond in a short time span, earning praise from national publications including The New York Times, Pitchfork, VULTURE, STEREOGUM, Rolling Stone and Billboard. With a flow of steady music releases Kay Flock demonstrates he’s in it for the long-haul pushing New York drill forward. To date, Kay Flock has amassed nearly 500 million streams in only a year.
|Photo credit: Kevin Langlois |
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About Kay Flock:
Kay Flock’s vision of drill music feels raw and free-spirited—an unburdened, electrifying take on his city’s sound. The New York rapper has spent the last couple years making tracks that bring some of the movement’s strongest future stars together while amplifying his own, pitching drill as collaborative, energetic and most of all, alive. His raps, captured in street smashes like “Brotherly Love,” featuring fellow Bronx MCs B-Lovee and Dougie B, demonstrate the thrill of the ecstatic genre. Every bar is spit with the pedal pressed all the way to the floor. In ways, his rise is similar to other New York drill artists, climbing from humble beginnings to the verge of the mainstream, but Kay Flock hails from the Bronx, a neighborhood that hasn’t so far produced the genre’s stars. He grew up in a rugged environment he describes as “dangerous” and, as a teenager, found escape in Brooklyn drill as well as the music of Chicago rappers like King Von. In the Bronx, Flock made lifelong friends in B-Lovee and Dougie B who, in 2020, introduced him to recording. Almost immediately, you could recognize Flock’s unmistakable talent—and his city did. Early singles like “Being Honest” and “Is Ya Ready” put Kay Flock on the map. Now, Flock has emerged as the Bronx’s and arguably New York City’s hottest new rapper. Even as Flock’s star rises, and the co-signs roll in from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, VULTURE, Pitchfork, No Jumper, Billboard, XXL, Consequence and artists from Cardi B, G Herbo, Lil Tjay, Meek Mill and Fivio Foreign—he doesn’t plan to switch up. He’s staying true to himself.