J.K. The Reaper is best known for his past collaborations with SpaceGhostPurrp's now defunct Raider Klvn collective, his close association with rising 2016 XXL Freshman Denzel Curry, and his consistent output of (slept on) of singles and EPs. For his latest single "Dressed 2 Kill", the North Carolinian spitter has managed to collaborate with arguably the most revered producer of 2016, Kaytranada, who he met at Miami's Art Basel last year:
I had never met Kaytranada, but loved his sound which is the direction I want to take my music. Kaytranada had a show with ASAP Rocky in Miami during Art Basel 2015 & brought out Denzel Curry to perform a few songs. I was invited by Denzel to perform an unreleased version of "Dressed 2 Kill" not even knowing if Kaytranada had even heard it, let alone liked it. During my performance of the unreleased record, I look over & see Denzel on my left, as expected, I look over to my right and see Kaytranada who had came from behind the DJ Booth to vibe out to the song with us. At that moment I know this song had to be heard by you guys….
J.K. claims that he went through 7 or 8 mixes of the song in order to get this final mix right, and his patience definitely paid off as both he and Denzel absolutely decimate the bouncy instrumental. Listen above!