Ikey – Billie @IkeDaKid
DMV resident, Ikey, is trying to be the G.O.A.T. and has enlisted his best friend, “Billie”, to accompany him on this journey. The video finds him splitting his time between a goat farm and the nation’s capital as he spits catchy bars detailing his by any means necessary approach to success. Built around infectious flows and instrumentation, the clip also includes some impressive footwork and staple landmarks adding to its authentic vibe.
The Embodiment Of Such A Vision Is D.C.’S Very Own Ikey. The Nigerian-American Wordsmith Pens Thought-Provoking Records Made For The Streets, The Internet And Most Importantly The Third World. First Catching People’S Attention With “Timbuktu”, A Song Of Impetuous Rhymes And Simmering Rage, This Charismatic Mc Displays A Rare Versatility That Shines Not Only Through His Lyrics And Diverse Subject Matter, But Also Through His Performance Which Ranges From A Rapid Fire Southern Bounce Flow All The Way Down To A Never Before Heard Pidgin, Pan-African Reggae-Like Drawl.
Raised In The City Of Lagos, Nigeria, Ikey’S Honest Narrative Showcases The Underlying Pain Caused By Poverty And Political Unrest In The Third World. Although He Reminds Us That At Times Things Fall Apart, His Music Is Influenced By A Special Brand Of Hope, Happiness, And Optimism Felt By Real People Struggling To Make It Across Each Continent. Drawing Distinct Inspiration From The Music Of The African Diaspora, D.C’S Go-Go Sound & Artists Like Fela Kuti, Notorious B.I.G And Wyclef Jean, Ikey’S Innovative Records Combine The Streets Of Lagos, Nigeria And Washington D.C, Usa To Bring Them Straight To Your Block.