Doley Bernays Teams Up With 03 Greedo For New Single “A Week Straight”
The Bronx Native and West Coast Transplant Prepares to Drop The Lobby Tape (Side A) on September 15th via UpAndOn1
Produced by Beat Boy and Mixed by Ron-Rontheproducer, “A Week Straight” is a Drugged-Out Hustler’s Anthem
“He’s technically brilliant as a rapper, and his greatest gifts are ferociousness and tenacity—when he digs into a beat, he leaves claw marks.” – Pitchfork
“With such meaningful and stimulating lyrics each record tells an enticing story about his journey. He consistently reveals more about his character in tactful ways. With each bar he sheds another layer of his personality. While the lyrics open up your mind intuitively. Each song tells a different story. He uses his lyrics to expose his deep thoughts that enhance his creative process.” – RESPECT Mag
A supremely gifted rapper with an intense delivery and a relatable persona, Doley Bernays epitomizes the art of the hustle. Today, the Bronx native announces The Lobby Tape (Side A), his upcoming project. A deeply personal project, The Lobby Tape is Doley’s lyrical interpretation of realizing he’s in arm’s reach of creating generational wealth for his family and close friends. But even with everything he’s achieving, the world still turns and life takes its course–he loses some of his most trusted loved ones to the streets and the prison system. Throughout the tape, he takes you on a trip through his sacrifices to make it out the lobby.
Inspired by famously raw street mixtapes like Lil Wayne’s Dedication series and Jeezy’s Can’t Ban The Snowman, The Lobby Tape (Side A) is a visceral and immediate listen, crafting a cinematic picture of Doley’s life in New York, digging deep into his pain and tapping into universal truths that resonate with listeners on both coasts. Featuring appearances from 03 Greedo and Maxo Kream and produced in full by platinum-selling producer Beat Boy (Shoreline Mafia, Maxo Kream), The Lobby Tape (Side A) arrives on September 15th via UpAndOn1/Sony/The Orchard.
“The Lobby is where everything happens,” says Doley Bernays. “When you’re a kid, you meet up in the lobby and stay in the lobby all day in every project in every hood.”
Along with the announcement of the tape, Doley shares “A Week Straight,” his latest Beat Boy-produced hustler’s anthem. Combining Doley’s emphatic, plainspoken delivery with the trap operatics of guest rapper 03 Greedo, “A Week Straight” sounds laid back on the surface, but boils with ingrained paranoia. In their own unique styles, both rappers dig beyond the superficial glamor of the trap life and examine how trauma fuels drug addiction and drug dealing in equal measure: “I don’t even dream good, nightmares of the bottom/Nightmares of the Feds got me Percocet poppin’,” snarls Doley. Doley Bernays and 03 Greedo previously connected for “Chase,” a Ron-Ron-produced track from Greedo’s The Wolf of Grape Street.
Praised by Pitchfork for his “ferociousness and tenacity,” Doley Bernays is well-respected on both coasts. His music has been featured in TV shows like Ballers and Insecure, and his mournful single “We All Sin Here” has more than 2 million streams on Spotify. The follow-up to his early 2020 EP Made Me Worse and the June 2020 EP Hard Raising Black Boys, The Lobby Tape (Side A) is the most notable chapter yet of Doley’s story of survival.
Buy/Stream “A Week Straight” ft. 03 Greedo: https://orcd.co/j7vvxj1
The Lobby Tape (Side A) Tracklist:
2. On The Spot
3. Sugar Hill
4. Dope Boy in a Benz
5. A Week Straight (ft 03 Greedo)
6. New Ice Cream Man (Percy Miller) (ft. Maxo Kream)
8. Crazy World
9. I Just Bought a 30 (Momma’s Only Boy)
“I feel like a brand new artist,” declares Bronx, New York native Doley Bernays. The lyricist who first emerged in the early 2010s as a publicized talent took nearly five years to focus on properly raising his son. “I grew because I was still writing; that’s how I vent,” he says of the time away. However, since 2018, Doley has reopened the book that he was never able to finish. Comeback single “We All Sin Here” achieved 2 million Spotify streams following its appearance in Netflix’s The Afterparty. Since then, Doley has relentlessly released music that addresses fatherhood, losing his beloved brother, and his life and times. 2020’s The Lobby Tape marks Doley’s biggest project to date, arriving on UpAndOn1/Sony/The Orchard. It intends to show that Doley Bernays is from a place where only the strong survive—something his rap career illustrates.
“A Week Straight” ft. 03 Greedo: https://orcd.co/j7vvxj1
Hard Raising Black Boys: https://ffm.to/hardraisingblackboys
Made Me Worse EP: https://ffm.to/mademeworse