Audio: Lil Gnar – “Almighty Gnar” ft. Chief Keef
Master and Apprentice Join Forces As They Prepare For a 43B Takeover in Their First Collaborative Release Under the New Label
“Gnar is a master of brand-building, and in less than a year, he’s become one of the fastest rising new rappers, boasting collaborations with Lil Skies, Germ, MadeinTYO, Night Lovell, and Joji..” – Pigeons & Planes
“Loaded with hard beats and casual boasts, Gnar Lif3 is a full-size serving of the ascendant Gnar, who holds down each track with charisma and natural mic presence.” – XXL
Atlanta multi-hyphenate Lil Gnar‘s iconoclastic attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and raw rhyme skills prompted Chief Keef to make him his first signee on his new 43B imprint. Joining forces to mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship, Gnar and Sosa share “Almighty Gnar,” a bombastic new single. Marked by menacingly triumphant horn fanfares, horror film synths, and hyperactive snares, “Almighty Gnar” reverberates with a grandeur that befits this Godzilla vs. King Kong-like clash of the titans. Sosa leads off the song with a “bang bang,” serving up a stop-starting flow that only the Glo Gang chieftain could’ve conceived. After Keef’s verse, the beat shifts gears to make room for Gnar’s appealing rasp–the Atlanta rapper cycles between infectious flows as he stacks disrespectful flex after disrespectful flex during a supersized verse: “Lil Gnar like a doctor, he be medicated/I need my money now, I ain’t got no patience.”
The release of “Almighty Gnar” quickly follows Keef’s “Chief So” single, and arrives in the wake of DIE BOUT IT, Gnar’s latest album, which arrived in May. Home to the hit singles “Missiles” ft. Trippie Redd, “Diamond Choker” ft. Lil Uzi Vert, and “New Bugatti” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God, Chief Keef & DJ Scheme, DIE BOUT IT confirmed Gnar’s status as one of the hottest independent rappers in the game today.
In June, Chief Keef founded his new label 43B, launched in partnership with RBC Records and BMG, and announced Lil Gnar as the label’s first signee. Short for “Forget Everybody,” 43B offers multi-tiered label and distribution for artists and producers, emphasizing artistic expression and independence and autonomy. Lil Gnar is the kind of self-sufficient, business-minded artist who represents the label’s ideals. Along with his career as a rapper, Gnar is an accomplished businessman and the founder of his own streetwear brand Gnarcotic. Gnarcotic has been modeled by A-List stars including Future–whose FreeBandz label released a collab with Gnarcotic–Juice WRLD, Young Thug, and many more, and sold his first skateboarding sneaker collection earlier this year to the tune of $500k first weekend sales. He released DIE ABOUT IT under his own Gnarcotic Records label, before joining up with Chief Keef to start the next chapter of his career.
“What makes him stand out? His style, sh*t,” says Chief Keef about his 43B signee. “He ain’t tryna be like nobody else.”
With even more music on the way and sky high ambitions, Gnar is only starting his journey to the top of the game.
Buy/Stream “Almighty Gnar” ft. Chief Keef: https://lnk.to/almightygnar
Photo credit: Casimir Spaulding (@colourfulmula)
Born Caleb Sheppard, Lil Gnar is based out of Atlanta, GA. In October of 2020 Gnar launched Gnarcotic Records and gained serious traction with his single, “Diamond Choker” f. Lil Uzi Vert it passed 5 million streams within a week of being released. He followed up with “Missiles” f. Trippie Redd, “New Bugatti” f. Ski Mask The Slump God & Chief Keef, “No Reason” f. Lil Keed & Yak Gotti. In May of 2022 he released his first mixtape under his label titled “Die Bout It” that led to a record deal with Chief Keef’s newly founded 43B label. Lil Gnar runs a streetwear brand called Gnarcotic. In 2021 he released a clothing collaboration with Future’s FreeBandz. In 2022 he released his first Gnarcotic skateboarding sneaker collection which generated $500k throughout the first weekend. Gnarcotic has been modeled by the likes of Chief Keef, Future, Chris Brown, Juice Wrld, Young Thug, Gunna, Trippie Redd & many more. The rapper remains illustrious and elusive as he keeps the world on edge for his next venture.
“Almighty Gnar” ft. Chief Keef: https://lnk.to/almightygnar
DIE BOUT IT: https://createmusic.fm/dieboutit
“Diamond Choker” ft. Lil Uzi Vert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpA5N9SvphE
“New Bugatti” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God, Chief Keef & DJ Scheme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IJIvVGLois
“Missiles” ft. Trippie Redd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g41Ddg8blUg