Peewee Longway is an unlimited source of inventive flows. He uses the sonic backdrop of trap music as a canvas, painting his outsized personality and his unique sense of rhythm above rumbling bass and skittering hi-hats. The proper follow-up to Peewee’s 2016 studio debut Mr. Blue Benjamin, State Of The Art is a testament to Peewee’s microphone prowess, offering bouncy piano jams like “Bout It, Bout It,” minor-key flexors like “James Harden,” drugged-out anthems like “Les Be Real,” and many more. Featuring appearances from Gucci Mane, Migos, Plies, Maxo Kream, Young Nudy, and Lo Life Blacc, and with production from Mustard, 808 Mafia, ATL Jacob, Quay Global, Cicero On The Beat, and more, State Of The Art arrives on November 30th via MPA Bandcamp/EMPIRE.
To accompany the album announcement, Peewee shares the video for “On Dat Freestyle,” a lurching monster of a track produced by Cicero On The Beat. Switching up his flow to emphasize the contours of the instrumental, “On Dat Freestyle” highlights Peewee’s oft-overlooked lyrical ability, as he spits rapid-fire, alternating between outrageous boasts and subtle self-deprecating humor. In the video, directed by frequent collaborator Omar The Director, Peewee ghost rides like he’s from the Bay, rocking a ski mask and resembling a street Luchador.
State of the Art tracklist:
1. Ice Cube
2. Bout It Bout It
4. Fuck It ft. Gucci Mane
5. Get Me One ft. Lo Life Blacc
6. James Harden
7. Shootem Up Bang ft. Young Nudy
8. Let’s Be Real ft. Maxo Kream
11. Top Of The Bank
12. Get Money
13. Gutta Bitch ft. Plies
14. On Dat Freestyle
15. Trapper Gone Be A Trapper ft. Offset & Quavo