Fike called on the Beats for this one.
Dominic Fike and Kenny Beats are both quickly becoming the driving forces behind the current trend in music. Kenny, an already well-known rap and trap producer who started his career working with the likes of Young Thug, ScHoolboy Q, Ab Soul and more, started his own YouTube series called The Cave just a few months ago and has since gained quite a bit of online fandom, featuring artists like Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, and Freddie Gibbs in his studio where he films the makeshift show. Just yesterday he was prominently featured in Dreamville‘s Revenge documentary about the making of the upcoming album Revenge of The Dreamers III.
Fike, on the other hand, released an EP in 2018 to mass acclaim and immediately skyrocketed to the top of Spotify playlists. After securing a BROCKHAMPTON co-sign and appearing on Kevin Abstract‘s solo EP Fike solidified his status, shared two new tracks, and held an impromptu live session in Paris last week. A funny little crossover of the two occurred when Kenny Beats scared himself by accidentally hitting play on Fike’s “3 Nights” during an episode of The Cave featuring Doja Cat. However, now, we have an official collaboration between the two with “Phone Numbers.”
Making the interesting choice to release on the 4th of July, the powerful track showing off some of Fike’s rapping skills marks the third offering from the young musician in the past month and just another in a never-ending string of releases for Beats, the man Pitchfork called “Hip-Hop Production’s Prodigal Son.” You can find “Phone Numbers” from Dominic Fike and Kenny Beats on our Tasty! Jams playlists.