2kBaby signed to Warner Records last year after his single “Old Streets” went viral, and his first EP, Pregame Rituals, is an attempt to prove his worth to the powerhouse label. 2k lived up to expectations with his debut project and is quickly carving out his niche in hip hop with belting melodic runs and well-enunciated, fast-paced bars. This is notable on tracks like “20k” and “Half A Milli,” easily the two hardest tracks we hadn’t heard before the release. The project is strengthened by a harp-remix of the popular Soundcloud single “Dreaming” and an added feature from Lil Durk on “Old Streets.” Overall, this is a solid outing for 2kBaby.
Distributed by: Warner Records
Produced by: Alan Passmore, Various