Taking it from Toronto’s Regent Park all the way to the U.K., Lil Berete’s making major plays with Headie One on their new collaboration, “Money Moves”.
Bridging the gap between their respective stomping grounds, Lil Berete and Headie One serve up a cold banger that draws inspiration from regions beyond just London and Toronto.
British producer ADP brings elements of U.K. drill with a bit of grime while Atlanta producer Bricks touches the beat with dashes of trap, helping find a middle ground for the two artists.
Berete’s syrupy auto-tuned vocals are a harsher take on Toronto’s melodious delivery. At the same time, they perfectly contrast Headie One’s nonchalant, gravelly flow as he details the ins-and-outs of South London.
Lil Berete’s recent string of singles are sure signs that he’s one of the most exciting new rappers emerging from Toronto.
The song arrived along with a visual that takes you through the streets of London. Berete hasn’t filmed videos in Regent Park since the beginning of 2019. In January, he shared a post on Instagram with a letter from Toronto Community Housing threatening to evict his mother if he continued to shoot music videos on their property without a permit. Since then, he’s taken trips to Ethiopia, and now London, to bring his singles to life visually.
Berete’s latest singles are showing an enormous amount of versatility and growth since his 2018 breakout, Icebreaker. His latest singles, “Money Moves” and “Chase Cash,” have found him getting outside of his comfort zone without compromising his own artistry. Berete’s strength is in approaching international sounds while still keeping to his roots.
Berete is just one project deep into his ever-promising career, but his recent string of singles are sure signs that he’s one of the most exciting new rappers emerging from Toronto.