2KBABY – Scared 2 Love

Louisville rapper and singer 2KBABY returns with the bold new project Scared 2 Love. The scorching 12-song set showcases the rising hitmaker’s staggering range and razor-sharp pen as he dissects a subject that’s clearly on his mind—heartbreak. Among the highlights are “Mood Swings” which is catching fire online currently and the soulful “40s & 9s,” which is accompanied by a visualizer.

2K defiantly wears his heart on his sleeve on songs like “Don’t Love Me Now” featuring charlieonnafriday, which is a remarkable display of vulnerability. “Rain,” a staggeringly honest on where dreams take us, is another standout along with “Fireworks” — a minimal marvel that highlights the crooner’s vocal stylings over gentle piano. Scared 2 Love also boasts the previously released anti-love anthem “Stand Love.”

With Scared 2 Love, 2K’s ambition and versatility are undeniable as he showcases his artistic growth over the course of 12 unforgettable songs.

Don’t Love Me Now feat. charlieonnafriday
Mood Swings
I Left
40’s & 9’s
You Don’t Know The Half
Stand Love

2KBABY’s voice is a shimmering crackle imbued with heart and soul—a tool used to tell street parables with messages of hope and perseverance conveyed by his anthemic full-length project First Quarter in ’21. Ever since his acclaimed 2020 EP Pregame Rituals—featuring his RIAA Gold-certified hit “Old Streets”—he’s put his foot on the gas, broadening his sound and range of collaborators, including masked EDM star Marshmello for the pop-leaning “Like This” and Chicago drill icon Chief Keef for the introspective “Luigi.” To date, he’s garnered praise from a host of tastemaking outlets including Pitchfork, Complex, The FADER, UPROXX, and more. Pregame Rituals cemented himself as one of hip-hop’s most gifted new stars, but if his upcoming music is any indication, he’s only scratched the surface of what he can do. Laying the foundation for that potential is 2K’s transcendent RIAA Platinum-certified (and still climbing) “Old Streets.” It’s filled to the brim with a range of emotions, something 2K says he aspires to every time: “My music can be therapeutic, it can amp you up, it can make you cry.” “Old Streets” is his centerpiece, but it’s not the blueprint—and what comes next rises above genres for global impact. And 2K won’t stop mastering new sounds anytime soon.

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