RnB singer Shanell and producer Zaytoven come together for the release of the collaborative mixtape “88 Keyz”. The set is an innovative and experimental project which is hosted by Lil’ Wayne and boasts features from T-Pain and Bankroll Fresh.
The beauty of the mixtape is that is brings playful lyrical content from Shanell’s r&b vocals mixed with trap drums meshed with classical piano courtesy of producer Zaytoven. “88 Keyz” is a fun mixtape and creative experience that gives fans a fresh spin on urban music and finds both artists moving out of their comfort zone to create something unique.
Late in 2014, Shanell gave us an introduction to the mixtape when we interviewed her following her performance at our Sol Village show:
YouKnowIGotSoul: You released a mixtape earlier this year and have been releasing videos lately. What can we expect next from you?
Shanell: The next project is…hmmm…shout out to Zaytoven, he is Atlanta’s Godfather of producers. He’s responsible for Gucci Mane, Migos, Young Thug, a lot of people that have come out of the South right now. Nobody is singing, so me and Zaytoven decided to come together and do a project. That’s what we’re working on right now.
YouKnowIGotSoul: Will that be an album or another mixtape?
Shanell: We’re trying to decide whether we’re going to find distribution for this project or give it to our fans who are loyal supporters. Either way, the fans are going to get it, but we’re trying to find out whether we want to go to iTunes or just give it away.