With his single “In the Mix,” Ivory Keys established himself in the ranks of the Lowcountry’s artists to watch. The song’s lovely alternative R&B production was dreamy and it played off of Keys’ forlorn swagger. The rapper-singer lists Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, and indie rock as some of his biggest influences nowadays.
“Right now, I wouldn’t say I have my own sound; I’m still trying to search for it,” Keys says. “For the most part, I’d say it’s pop R&B and some pop hip-hop.”
2017’s collaborative EP done with rapper Jeremiah Boone, titled The Keys to Boone Hall
, is also a great explanation of the sound Keys has worked on, and a must-listen for fans of “In the Mix.”
Keys is currently working on an LP that he describes as a sequel to 2016’s I Was Brainwashed Too
EP, due out by the end of the summer.
w/ Cletus, Abstract that Rapper, RGN
Tues. May 21