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On Friday, Lil Tjay dropped the biggest record in NYC: “Not In The Mood” featuring Kay Flock and Fivio Foreign - the highly anticipated collaboration between three of New York City’s current elite that’s already Trending on Youtube and fast approaching 2M views and in its first weekend.
“Not In The Mood” is the epitome of the current NYC sound - combining the ever-popular melodic rap style of Lil Tjay with the frontrunners of both Brooklyn and Bronx drill in Fivio and Kay Flock. It’s only right that the video was directed by Brooklyn drill staple, JLShotThat - best known for shooting many of Fivio and Pop Smoke’s most successful videos (including Pop Smoke’s “Dior” and “War” feat. Lil Tjay). Centered around a highly polished, dramatic drill beat - reminiscent of Fivio’s Donda days - Lil Tjay sets the stage by finding a killer pocket for his signature rap-sung vocal amid the booming 808s on the hook, and again with a verse of his own.
Coming off the success of his Donda appearances and latest single, “Story Time”, Fivio impresses once again as he continues to elevate his signature style rooted in Brooklyn drill - managing to deliver thoughtful bars while bringing that same, viral energy and classic Fivio flow as he helps shine a light on two of the brightest young stars in NYC.
Last but certainly not least is Kay Flock, the young face of Bronx drill who - along with close collaborators B Lovee and Dougie B - has been experiencing an absolutely meteoric rise over the past few months. Since first going viral in March of this year with “Brotherly Love”, followed by a series of hugely well-received singles (“T Cardi”, “Is Ya Ready”, “Being Honest”, “PSA”, and more) each with multimillion view counts and landing him on just about everyone’s radar (See: Drake), Kay Flock has quickly become one of the hottest things walking. Just recently, he’s already begun headlining and selling out shows around NYC - as reported by Black Dave on the No Jumper Vlog earlier this week featuring Kay Flock and B Lovee at one of their first shows in Queens, NY.
“Not In The Mood” signals the start of a new phase of Kay Flock’s career, as it’s really the first time we’ve seen him link up with A-listers outside of his close-knit crew - and with great success. It definitely won’t be the last either - with the remix of “Being Honest” featuring GHerbo still on the way - it’s only a matter of time before more artists around the industry start tapping in.
Overall, Lil Tjay did a great job to bring us “Not In The Mood”, an important New York record joining together three of the most significant artists in NYC today. Close observers will know that this song has been in the works for a long time - and it already appears to be living up to the hype.
Check out the video for Lil Tjay’s “Not In The Mood” feat. Kay Flock & Fivio Foreign (directed by JLShotThat) below. And shoutout to Kid Flvsh for the dope cover art!