A Cleveland native with more connects in the trap game than most ATLiens, Freebandz signee Doe Boy specializes in cerebral and confident rap music. Posting up in his hometown with a couple dozen of Ohio’s realest, Doe Boy issues a word of warning on “Ain’t No Love,” his latest video. Swimming in a atmospheric trap production by TM88, dotted with beautiful piano from trap maestro Zaytoven, “Ain’t No Love” finds Doe Boy locking into a sing-song cadence, imploring us to stay close to who you trust and to keep a tight inner circle. “Ain’t No Love” is the latest release from 88 Birdz, Doe Boy’s new mixtape, which hit retailers last week.
Executive produced by Young Thug, who appears on the Billboard-premiered “Slimey As It Get,” 88 Birdz is a showcase for Doe Boy’s hypnotic flows and understated bars, as he rhymes about his troubled childhood, his recent prison stay, and his aspirations to reach the upper echelons of the rap game. Packed with slithery beats from ATL superproducer TM88 of 808 Mafia (Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” Future’s “Codeine Crazy”), with co-production from the likes of Zaytoven, 88 Birdz shows Doe Boy at his full potential, deftly illustrating why he is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. Featuring two appearances from Future and Young Thug, plus appearances from Juicy J and Moneybagg Yo, 88 Birdz arrives via Freebandz.