With his single “In the Mix,” Ivory Keys established himself in the ranks of the Lowcountry’s artists to watch. The song’s lovely alternative R&B production was dreamy and it played off of Keys’ forlorn swagger. The rapper-singer lists Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, and indie rock as some of his biggest influences nowadays.

“Right now, I wouldn’t say I have my own sound; I’m still trying to search for it,” Keys says. “For the most part, I’d say it’s pop R&B and some pop hip-hop.”

2017’s collaborative EP done with rapper Jeremiah Boone, titled The Keys to Boone Hall, is also a great explanation of the sound Keys has worked on, and a must-listen for fans of “In the Mix.”

Keys is currently working on an LP that he describes as a sequel to 2016’s I Was Brainwashed Too EP, due out by the end of the summer.

Ivory Keys
w/ Cletus, Abstract that Rapper, RGN
Tues. May 21
11 p.m.
Recovery Room

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