Baby Keem’s The Melodic Blue has arrived in full, and many are still unpacking the project in these early hours. Officially the first release of Kendrick Lamar’s pgLang label, K Dot’s involvement has been a focal point for many curious fans. Yet it’s his cousin Keem who is the star of this particular show, and what a strange and fascinating circus it is.
Nowhere is that more evident than “Range Brothers,” a track that has already gained notoriety thanks to a few interesting choice ad-libs from Kendrick — “top of the morning” and “she’s hot” come to mind. Yet beyond the tongue-in-cheek comedic elements, “Range Brothers” deserves credit for its diverse production and dynamic performance from Keem. Though you may have already developed an opinion before diving in based entirely on a ten-second burst of Kendrick shenanigans, consider diving in to “Range Brothers” with an open mind.
For those that have — where do you stand on the zany (and surprisingly orchestral) track, as well as The Melodic Blue in its entirety?
I was raised in the projects, we could go at it, nigga
I can’t waste no time on a co-edded, nigga
Bro-code, me an’ Dad count through seven figures
Raised around bottles and dope fiends
On a high since the day I turned sixteen
747, I’m starin’ at plane wings
Prayin’ the Lord’s seen, Grandma prayin’ for me