Superstar producer and media mogul Drumma Boy, AKA D Boy Fresh, has just released his first ever solo rap album, My Brother’s Keeper. The Atlanta-based producer pays homage to his late brother, producer Ensayne Wayne, who was fatally shot in 2018.
Although Drumma Boy is no stranger to the studio, this is the artist’s first project that shows us his true lyricism and vocal ability to tell us his story. My Brother’s Keeper boasts 11 solid tracks, including the single “Live On.” His southern drawl and melodic swing paint a picture for the listener as they move through the album.
It opens with a declarative intro titled “Family Str8” followed by a bass-heavy “Never Changed Up,” which each explain his journey through the music industry, losing his brother, and making sure that the ones closest to him are always taken care of. We then join him as he experiences acceptance of his familial loss in “Go This Way.” It becomes obvious that his brother, Ensayne Wayne, is not just present in the story of the album, but in the musical style and instrumentation.
Drumma Boy explains that it ain’t “Nothing to It” but to do it, and that’s exactly what he’s done with his new album. You can catch features like Dallas-native Asian Doll and KingInDemand on “Poppin’ Up,” Sukihana on “Neighborhood Drug Dealer,” and others like Omeretta the Great, Mighty Duck, Miles Gaines, and Bla5er.
Drumma Boy was originally born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee but moved to Atlanta in 2004 to focus on Southern rap production. Since then he has worked with some of the greatest names in hip hop including Yo Gotti, Jeezy, T-Pain, Plies, Pastor Troy and more. He has since established himself as an iconic producer for the Southern rap sound and has made Atlanta his new home. The super producer has turned into a serial entrepreneur in fashion by bringing streetwear to the heart of Midtown with his luxury boutique, House of Fresh.
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