By Jack Barnes
Radiating an irrepressible charisma, Jacksonville’s Babyface Kaedo delivers boisterous boasts with a distinct drawl. Just barely old enough to get his driver’s license, the 17-year-old Internet Money Records signee shows off his infectious flow on “Pikachu,” his latest single. Produced by Internet Money’s beatmaking prodigy Nick Mira, best known for producing many of the tracks on Juice WRLD‘s Goodbye & Good Riddance, including the Billboard Top 5 hit “Lucid Dreams,” “Pikachu” is a bouncy banger, marked by syncopated synth bloops and gorgeous piano lines. The song finds Kaedo locking into a repetitive cadence, impressing with a trance-like delivery and his brash boasts. “Pikachu” is Kaedo’s second single release, following “No Fakin’,” released in June and produced by JRHITMAKER and Taz Taylor. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
The latest upstart from a bustling Florida rap scene, which produced artists such as Kodak Black, Babyface Kaedo rose out of his notoriously rough Jacksonville neighborhood with his preternatural rhyming ability and confident mic presence. Growing up in his grandmother’s house with a wild streak that got him into trouble, Kaedo witnessed a close friend and classmate lose his life in a shooting at a J’ville bus stop. Haunted by the experience and with newfound dedication to keep his name out of the obituaries page, for his family’s sake, started rapping, taking on neighborhood figure Camo Jack as a mentor. His unique style quickly found a fan in Taz Taylor, the rising producer and entrepreneur behind Internet Money, who signed him to Internet Money Records, a joint venture with Alamo and Interscope.
Babyface Kaedo is one of the first signees to Internet Money Records, the new partnership between rising producer Taz Taylor and Alamo Records/Interscope. A game-changing company in digital music, Taz Taylor started Internet Money as a beat-making company and collective through which producers could make beats and sell them a-la-carte to artists. As Internet Money grew, Taz Taylor became a well-respected songwriter and producer, signing a publishing deal with APG, shaping the sound of countless rising stars, producing four tracks on Lil Skies’ chart-topping Life of a Dark Rose, crafting the instrumental for XXXTentacion’s platinum-selling “Fuck Love” featuring Trippie Redd, and reaching #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Rich The Kid’s “Plug Walk.”
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