Keontae Lashea Wilder Hoda vocalist for the project KeyLolo, was born in Germany and resides in Bay St Louis. Keontae who enjoys freestyling she writes music just for fun and is enjoying herself recording and releasing material. One of KeyLolo’s latest releases is the track “420”. KeyLolo boasts a beat that is both unique, being a reggae jam, and epic in scale. Keontae flows competently utilizing a freestyle lyrical complexity that for the most part avoids gimmicky word play just to make the lyrics fit.
KeyLolo uses simple English almost in conversational mode without bothering too much about sticking on the beat or not. Critics would use this as a point of attack and some might even say that she “makes up” words. This is a somewhat understandable accusation considering that most people have never heard this kind of unique conversational rap style done this way.
Many fans of nineties Rap have stopped listening to rap for the most part because there is so little innovation. With the exception of a few sparse offerings, you’ll find little more than run of the mill topics like “I am significantly more gangster than you”, “I am a superior emcee”, “My album is expected to make more money than yours” and lastly “I am quite beloved among my groupies and perhaps by your significant other”. Most rappers have succumbed to the temptation to make quick money on simple and overused topics and the industry cannot survive on that alone.
Granted, KeyLolo is not your typical mainstream rap act, stuck between comedy and Stoner Rap, with a rough and ready production quality, but it is the nonchalance and ‘couldn’t-care-less-how-it-comes-out’ attitude, which makes “420” enjoyable on many levels. Over and above the technical qualities, depending on which level you appreciate your rap, KeyLolo does not lack concepts or subject matter, backed with the humorous metaphors and rhymes. The lyrical wizardry is wrapped around smoking weed and other connected lighthearted topics and is done in such an offhand and offbeat manner that it is hard to ignore, whether or not you like this do-it-yourself style of hiphop.
Without a doubt, KeyLolo is an acquired taste, and definitely not for everyone. Lyrically adept at talking about anything, KeyLolo has a different flow on each song and accentuates the words to let you know she has confidence in her rhymes…but most of all that she is just having fun!