Philadelphia artist NxG has shared a new single called "Next Up", featuring Texas' iayze. Building momentum in his home city and beyond through projects like 2021's Outta Here Soon with Working On Dying and his 2022 single "Vagabond", NxG has been carving his own lane with his atmospheric, progressive trap-influenced sound. His latest single "Next Up" finds him sharing a natural chemistry with iayze as they trade infectious, melodically-inclined rap verses atop cloudy, slick production.
"Next Up"'s energizing instrumental is centred around textural, driving synths ringing out atop crisp percussion and heavy 808s. Laying a buzzing, powerful sonic foundation for NxG and iayze's verses, the production is bouncy and airy, underscored by an enticing groove that gives the single much replay value. NxG and iayze lay down confident verses containing infectious melodies, as they blend rapping with melodic alternative R&B elements.
The latest from NxG and iayze, "Next Up" is a forward-thinking, sleek single that pairs stylish, aesthetically minded production with heavy grooves and memorable melodies. With the two rappers sharing an organic, effortless chemistry here, one can only hope for a longer collaborative project between the two.