An average news station meteorologist can predict the weather with ease, but it takes a very particular set of skills to predict the obituaries. It’s a skillset that Key Glock makes plain to the opps in the new visuals for his distinctly Memphis, trap-laced banger, “Channel 5.” Continuing his streak of dropping featureless fire with the release of Yellow Tape 2, Key Glock proves he doesn’t need a co-anchor to put on a show.
The video sees Glock posted up with gang at a gas station, with a yellow car from his infamous collection parked at each pump. As the track builds, Glock warns, “These n****s hatin’, I’m not surprised, I’m nothing like them other guys/Thirty shots up in this nine, I’ll put your a** on Channel 5,” as eyewitness-style found footage and vintage news broadcast clips are frantically woven into the visual.”Channel 5″ is the fourth track fromYellow Tape 2 to receive visuals, following the intro track “Something Bout Me,” the sinister street anthem “Toolie,” and the Tay-Keith produced lead single, “Ambition For Cash.” With Yellow Tape 2, Glock perfects his passion for flashin’, and his right to flex is well earned. Rappers of his caliber are few and far between as it is, but when it comes to those who reached that height without ever signing a major label deal, Glock stands alone.
Yellow Tape 2 continues a busy year for Glock, as he’s spent time collaborating with his Paper Route EMPIRE associates. Earlier this year, he connected with his label boss and frequent sparring partner Young Dolph for Dum And Dummer 2, their second full-length collaborative album. Debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200, Dum & Dummer 2 generated nearly 36k sales equivalent units across platforms and scored the fifth-biggest streaming debut on Spotify during its first week of release. Earlier this month, the album received a glowing review from Pitchfork, who awarded the album a 7.5 score and cemented Young Dolph & Key Glock as a “once-in-a-generation” rap duo, akin to 8Ball & MJG or Method Man & Redman, and “one of the most in-sync alliances in the genre today.” Dum & Dummer 2 is the duo’s second Top 10 album, following the original Dum and Dummer, which also debuted at #8 in 2019. Glock also made multiple appearances on PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi, the first-ever label compilation tape by Paper Route EMPIRE. Along with collaborating with fellow PRE signees like Snupe Bandz on “Blu Boyz” and “Bandaid” and Paper Route Woo on “Big Ol Racks,” Glock connected with Gucci Mane for project highlight “I Do This.“
Watch “Channel 5”: https://www.youtube.com/
Buy/Stream Yellow Tape 2: http://music.empi.re/
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