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In his first release of the year, multiplatinum rapper and Brooklyn native, Fivio Foreign teams up with Meek Mill in the raw and honest "Same 24." The often lighthearted rapper is clearheaded in the new track, taking on a serious demeanor as he paints a picture of how he's arrived to where he is now. Meek Mill hands Fivio an assist as he rattles off his perspective coming out of similar environment in Philadelphia. The official video starring the two rap heavyweights was shot and directed by Kid Art in Fivio's hometown of New York City - watched the stripped down visual below!

Maxie Lee Ryles III, known by his stage persona Fivio Foreign, is an American rapper from New York who rose to fame in 2019 following his single "Big Drip," which received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America and spawned a remix featuring Lil Baby and Quavo. In the same year, he signed to fellow New York rapper Mase's RichFish Records in a joint venture with Columbia Records, officially putting Ryles on the map in the rap industry. In May 2020, Ryles received his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 for his guest appearance on Drake's song "Demons." Later that month, he scored a second entry for his featured performance alongside Pop Smoke on Lil Tjay's track "Zoo York," which peaked at number 65 on the chart. Building upon his sudden stream of success, in August 2021, Ryles reached further recognition for his appearance alongside Playboi Carti on Kayne West's single "Off the Grid," which remains his highest charting song at number 11. His debut album released in 2022, entitled B.I.B.L.E , additionally reached the top ten of the Billboard 200 upon release. In 2022, Fivio Foreign was nominated for Best New Artist at the BET Awards and now, in 2024, Fivio is gearing up for another year stacked with originals and features, with a possibility of a new full length coming soon.

Fivio is known for his contributions to the drill and Brooklyn drill music scene. Fivio gained attention for his energetic and aggressive rap style, often characterized by hard-hitting beats and intense lyricism, however, "Same 24" takes a softer approach, though still feeding on the drill rap style, there is a more traditional hip-hop beat sampled underneath confessing to Fivio's advancements in the industry. Elements from the drill genre continue to seep through in the vocals of "Same 24" in which the arrangements are rather gritty and raw in sound whereas the beats are a little less aggressive than usual, letting the themes of the lyrics shine through above all, reflecting the harsh realities of street life and growing out of it. As always, Fivio keeps with his rapid-fire flow and assertive vocal presence which add further intensity to his tracks and draws the listeners in. "Same 24" is a rather more melodic rap from the drill artist but it establishes Fivio's diversity within the genre and willingness to experiment.



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