It's no secret that California is a factory for new talent, pumping out a number of rising stars every year. West Coast native, Killio, has been on radars for some time now. Born Blane Parish Williams, Killio is a rapper hailing from the West Adams District in Los Angeles, California. From recording his first song at just 15 with his brother, Reem Riches, the 25-year-old West Coast rapper has done so much in his lengthy 10 year plus career. He has produced hit tracks and has also gone on to collaborate with other certified L.A. stars such as RJMrLA and Jay305. He also recently signed himself a deal with No Limit Records. He has climbed up the ranks for years now, and is searching for that respect that he so well deserves. He has just released his newest project Youngest In Charge.
The tape is a 10 track long,23 minute listen with features coming from Slumlord Trill, White John, and Big Sad 1900. Killio has been fighting against the odds his entire life. He even spent two years in prison back in 2016 after being charged with a gun related incident. Killio was getting into a lot of trouble with the law after the unfortunate passing of his best friend, rapper, Take Money, who lost his life in a fatal car crash. In 2018, Killio was released and decided to really put his all into music and has been consistently releasing music ever since with a loadout of singles, and an album titled “Killio Season” which was released earlier this year.
“Jump Out” is a perfect intro to the tape, setting the tone letting the fans know that Killio is playing no games. The beat screams West Coast. “Zombie” is an aggressive hard lyric song over a softer beat with a heavy bass. This one is already a stand out on the project. “Stranded In The Rain” featuring Slumlord Trill is an amazing experiment on the project. The heavily autotuned voices of the two in a melodic ballad just gives listeners chills. “Stuck In The Past” is one of the catchier songs on the tape. The song starts by jumping into the chorus and merges perfectly into the hooks and verses. “Perky Party” featuring White John is an instant turn up. The two make a perfect duo with Killio’s high energy and White John’s laid back flow. “Drop A Pin” featuring Big Sad 1900 starts off with Big Sad dropping a hard turnt verse and transitions to Killio to finish it all off the way he does best. “Not Patient” is another of the catchier songs on the tape. The beat, lyrics, flow, sound, and length of the track all together fit perfectly. “Canceled” is a perfect middle track that fits and flows so perfectly in the tape. “Dope Slangin” is an automatic West Coast classic. The beat does nothing short of putting on for LA rap. “Grabba” is the dark and perfect outro to the project. With a dark and eerie piano melody and somber yet hard lyrics, it put away the entire project the best way possible. Youngest in Charge is out now on all streaming platforms.