Raider Klan’s Seattle resident Key Nyata just recently dropped his new project, “The Shadowed Diamond”, and I’ve been pretty obsessed with it. Nyata produced the whole tape himself with the help of P-Smoov on two tracks, and all the beats are bass heavy and spacey which give it psychedelic feel that will definitely have your head nodding, so roll up for this one. My personal favorite tracks are “My Way”, “Tha Garden”, “Far”, and “Blvck Buddah” but that’s not to take away any from the other tracks because this album is solid and all the lyrics will keep you engaged throughout no doubt.
The Shadow Diamond has some really impressive features as well from the likes of Vince Staples, Nacho Picasso, Avatar Darko, Phlo Finister, P-Smoov, Dave B, Ethelwulf, and Chris Travis that go real good with the flow of the whole thing. I’ve always dug Nyatas music since the lo-fi album “Phonky” and his Blue Sky Black Death album but this project to me is on another level and really shows how far he has come as an artist. I believe there’s a bright future for Key Nyata because he is young and is really talented as both rapper and producer and I don’t see him stopping anytime soon. Download The Shadowed Diamond hosted by Gianni Lee here and enjoy.- SupaSortahuman