Peewee Longway Shows Off His ‘State of the Art’

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The Eccentric Atlanta Emcee Shows Off His Bottomless Arsenal of Flows on This 15-Track Trap Opus, Premiered by XXL

Critical Praise:
“Peewee Longway is one of hip-hop’s secret weapons.”XXL“His topic is usually trapping, but that singular scope allows him to be one of Atlanta’s most consistent rappers on the subject.” – Pitchfork

“As a sheer vocal stylist, Longway is an absolutely incredible rapper, one capable of finding five different cadences on one spacey beat and then trying them all out in the space of a single verse.” Stereogum

The Album:
A man of a thousand flows, ATL’s Peewee Longway suits his unique vocal approach to the contours of each instrumental. Emerging from the studio with a versatile, bassy effort, Peewee shares State of the Arthis new album. Blessed with a brilliant album cover by the peerless KD Designz, which depicts Peewee creating a lean-powered, robotic version of himself, State of the Art finds the artist making the case for himself as one of trap music’s essential artists. Peewee uses the sonic backdrop of trap music as a canvas on State of the Art, painting his outsized personality and his unique sense of rhythm above rumbling bass and skittering hi-hats. The proper follow-up to Peewee’s 2016 studio debut Mr. Blue BenjaminState Of The Art is a testament to Peewee’s microphone prowess, offering bouncy piano jams like “Bout It, Bout It,” lurching club bangers like “Shootem Up Bang,” minor-key flexers like “On Dat Freestyle” (2.4 million views on YouTube), drugged-out anthems like “Les Be Real,” and other showcases of Peewee’s flexible flows. Featuring appearances from Gucci Mane, Migos, Plies, Maxo Kream, Young Nudy, and Lo Life Blacc, and with production from Metro BoominMustard808 Mafia, Cassius Jay, ATL Jacob, Quay Global, Swaggdot, Cicero On The Beat, and more, State Of The Art arrives via MPA Bandcamp/EMPIRE.An influential figure in the ATL trap scene, Peewee Longway is a longtime associate of Gucci Mane and Young Thug, and is responsible for connecting the two back in 2013. Praised by Stereogum, XXL, HotNewHipHop, and others for his distinctive style and songwriting ability, Peewee earned the attention of LL Cool J, who called Peewee his favorite new artist. Earlier this year, Peewee shared Spaghetti Factorya full-length collaboration with ATL producer duo Spaghetti Jay. Released in March, Spaghetti Factory inspired several outrageously creative music videos, like Jumanji,” in which Peewee jet skis in a swimming pool, with only a bevy of beautiful women and a pair of lean-sipping spider monkeys, and the FADER-premiered, Wolf of Wall Street-inspired video for I Can’t Get Enough.

Buy/Stream State of the Art

Check out the XXL premiere:

State of the Art tracklist:
1. “Ice Cube” (Prod By CiceroOnDaBeat)
2. “Bout It Bout It” (Prod By Quay Global)
3. “Craigslist” (Prod By CiceroOnDaBeat)
4. “Fuck It” Featuring Gucci Mane (Prod By Metro Boomin)
5. “Get Me One” Featuring Lo Life Blacc (Prod By Lil Mister)
6. “James Harden” (Prod By Cassuis Jay & ATL Jacob)
7. “Shootem Up Bang” Featuring Young Nudy (Prod By M-Tunes)
8. “Let’s Be Real” Featuring Maxo Kream (Prod By Swagdot)
9. “Lituation” (Prod By CiceroOnDaBeat)
10. “Gookin” (Prod By Swaggdot & LiL Mister)
11. “Top Of The Bank” (Prod By Swaggdot)
12. “Get Money” (Prod By Cassius Jay)
13. “Gutta Bitch” Featuring Plies (Prod By Swaggdot)
14. “On Dat Freestyle” (Prod By CiceroOnDaBeat)
15. “Trapper Gone Be A Trapper” Featuring Offset & Quavo (Prod By Mustard)

The Background:
Peewee Longway, born Quincy Williams, is an Atlanta based artist known for his unorthodox flow and extraordinary use of intonation. Hailing from the tough streets of South Atlanta, Peewee, as his friends refer to him, grew up in a single parent home with one brother and one sister. Regardless of the obstacles he was presented with Peewee Longway still found a way to persevere and becomeknown as one of Atlanta’s most revered lyrical new artists. His debut mixtape Money, Pounds, Ammunition was released in March of 2013. Though most became familiar with Peewee Longway from his affiliation with his mentor, and close friend, Gucci Mane’s label 1017, he actually nurtured and created his own imprint, MPA Bandcamp Music Group. The next release, Running Around the Lobby, picked up steam and earned Peewee loyal fans that call themselves “Lobby Runners”. In turn this became the name to the third mixtape he put out that same year, in December of 2013.Much like his peers that emerged from the Trap Music explosion in Atlanta, such Young Thug and Future, Peewee’s work ethic is phenomenal having released 10 projects since his debut in 2013. The last three projects Peewee released (Blue M&M King Size & MPA Vol. 2 & 3) were actually released in just months of each other. When asked, Peewee says that among his favorite Groups and Artists are the Hot Boyz, No Limit, Tupac, E40, and Gucci Mane. With hits like “Sneekin and Geekin,” “Cost to Be the Boss,” and “I Just Want the Money,” Peewee began to gain the attention of  Legends like LL Cool J, who named him his “favorite new artist”. He also began to record with fellow Artists, such as ASAP Rocky, E40, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Wale. Music Publications including The Fader, Complex, and XXL have also taken notice of the budding superstar, crediting his contribution to the evolution of Southern music. With the release of his most recent project, Longway Sinatra executive produced by Cassius Jay, Peewee hopes to finally catapult his career to the next level. Longway Sinatra will be Peewee Longway’s second commercial release. With the music world on pins and needles waiting for his new musical offering, Peewee takes it all in stride. Known for his bubbly personality, bright smile, and animated hand gestures, he quotes ”The best is yet to come, they’re not ready.”

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State of the Art

“Bout It Bout It”: //

“On Dat Freestyle”:


Spaghetti Factory ||

“I Can’t Get Enough”: //


The Blue M&M 3

Longway Sinatra: iTunes // Spotify

“Master Peewee”:

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