It’s album season for AG Club - fresh off tour appearances for Denzel Curry and Pusha T, the Bay Area group have shared their third single of the year, “Kevin,” and one that has perhaps the most interesting story behind it. Kevin is the name of a former employee of Epic Records, AG’s label, and one of the few who at the time believed in their vision, Baby Boy shared in an interview with LA Weekly. The track was made as an ode to him, however, coincidentally on the day they made it Kevin announced he was leaving Epic. Thankfully, the world can now experience his impact with this much needed energy booster.
Jody Fontaine opens the track with an emphatically delivered verse, describing the lack of creative freedom the group feels like they have due to the presence of the label, rapping, “Why you n-words so involved? / Should I tell John Wong, he has been replaced?” John Wong is AG Club’s manager, yet due to the excessive label involvement it feels as though they are removing his job. Jody goes on to further express his discontent with the label while recognizing that he is still very happy with where he is in life before bursting with excitement on the hook. An incredible beat drop sends the track into utter chaos, from Jody’s shouting to the bass driven instrumental to the muffled sirens. Baby Boy continues the energy on the second verse, reaffirming that above everything, it’s important to have the utmost belief in yourself and not allow the label to interfere with your mission.
AG Club is going to be on top of the world by the end of the summer – it has been incredible to witness their meteoric rise over the last year and a half. Listen to “Kevin” below, and be on the lookout for the official video (the unofficial “Not Kevin” video was released alongside the track), dropping soon.