The outset of “Slime (F.I.U)” is sprinkled with carefree piano keys that could soundtrack a sunny, Charleston day. Abruptly, the airy music is killed, with purposeful drums and keys, and T.G. Kay s impassioned rhymes taking its place. “Slime (F.I.U)” paints a vivid portrait and incites a call to action in response to it. T.G. Kay, born Kellen Priester, is the epitome of the word hustle. With his eyes set on grinding to the top, you can feel him working with every bar he spits!
He spits relentlessly over minimalistic but formidable production refusing to take anything lying down. He comes across as one of the more intelligent rappers in the game. While most rappers are known for not putting an emphasis on lyricism, T.G. Kay is one of the few artists to sill possess a storytelling mindset. He’s also got a certain swagger that works well with the stomping beat and finger snapping rhythm
T.G. Kay strives for the sympathy and understanding of his listeners. And what makes him special as an artist is that he doesn’t try to patch up his flaws and shortcomings. Even at his most boisterous T.G. Kay has a sense of humility that allows him to be relatable.
When reminding us that he’s a street prophet with a conscience, he shows that he’s also about the party tricks too, as he throws his voice in all manic directions. The smart thing is that T.G. Kay always has some source of inspiration behind his bars, whether it comes off sounding good or not. He’ll never just throw in senseless lines because they rhyme, while the production shows his ability to effortlessly bring the sound to the hood.
T.G. Kay is truly confident on the mic, with a flow and sound, unique unto himself. I often listen to old school hip hop, and to the guys who pioneered the movement, I mean old schoolers such as Tupac Biggie Master P Boss Mia X, hardly had limits when they rapped. T.G. Kay delivers much of the same uninhibited vibe on this track.
The production is world class too, while the lyrics are precision bombs, this is street hip hop at its highest caliber. The Charleston certainly spitter has all the familiar symptoms of a rapper, who for a multitude of reasons, is totally focused on the music.