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Key Nyata

It’s A Long Game

Released April 2018

Before it was released, Key Nyata announced that It’s A Long Game would be his last project under this moniker. Given the major buzz this project has received, you have to wonder if he’s still committed to hanging up his brand. Us Versus The World praises these “10 feel-good tracks … an emotional ballad, a grimy banger… Key Nyata does his thing on every single track.” All Hip-Hop presents this record as a mix of “classic West-Coast sounds of the ’90s with bars from today—a funky juxtaposition the rap game is primed to embrace.”

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