As a signee to Young Thug's YSL label, Lil Keed is one of the most promising acts coming out of Atlanta. The slew of heavy hitters featured on his sophomore album Trapped On Cleveland 3 shows how much clout he's earned in only a couple of years.
Across the 19-track project that drops on Friday, listeners will hear Keed's abstract croons alongside Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Future, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, 42 Dugg and of course, Thugger Thugger. Straight all-stars!
Trapped On Cleveland 2, Cleveland being a street in the A he grew up around, arrived a little over two years ago. Since then, Keed has dropped a mixtape (Keed Talk To 'Em); an EP with Zaytoven, his younger brother Lil Gotit and Lil Yachty (A-Team); and his debut album (Long Live Mexico), peaking at #26 on the Billboard 200.
When asked about the two-year gap between his Cleveland releases, Keed told Complex that this is going to be the finale of the Trapped On Cleveland series, so he "wanted to make sure this was big."
He continued, "I dig deep into my story and let everybody see what I went through, how I came up, and give them an insight on my life."
Lil Keed is also uber-confident in himself and his fans, as he predicted in the same interview, "This album is going platinum." He explained that going platinum "early" in his career is his main goal for this project beyond displaying his growth.
One of the mentors who has helped him grow the most is Young Thug. Speaking on his influence, Keed revealed that Thug has been especially vocal recently about how to save money.