All of Baltimore was stunned when kid rapper Lil’ Key didn’t get the So So Def chain at the end of “The Rap Game” Season 2. But from the looks of Lil’ Key’s Facebook and Instagram pages, that’s all behind him now.
The 15-year-old artist has been posting a lot of pictures from inside the Roc Nation headquarters for the past two days.
On Facebook, Key is posted on Roc Nation’s golden couch with the captions “If people are trying to bring you down it only means that you are above them.”
In another Facebook photo he’s got his arms around Roc Nation Exec Emory Jones. The caption: “Much Much Love to my guy Emory 🙏🏾 THANK YOU for bringing me in ! 🙏🏾Let’s work fam #RocNation“
On Instagram he posted “The feeling you get when you put in work to sit in this chair #RocNation”
Lil’ Key was one of eight young artists competing for a contract and a chain on Jermaine Dupri’s reality show, “The Rap Game.”
Key’s forceful style made him a stand out. But his mentions of Lexington Market and condemnations of the violence in Baltimore’s streets made him a hometown hero.
In the final episode Lil’ Key’s “They gon be mad when I flex” performance amped the crowd up more than some of the other competitors.
His energy put him in the top two. However LA swag plus an endorsement from Mariah Carey earned 18-year-old Mani the win.
Lil’ Key and his mom looked very sad and surprised by Dupri’s pick. But that has not stopped him from working.
According to the da ‘gram, Lil’ Key has been busy making music with “Rap Game” cast mate J.I. who also goes by the moniker the Prince of New York. He’s also been touring with Nia Kay (another cast mate), doing interviews with Vibe Magazine and Hot97 radio station, and joining with the J Dilla Project as the first kid artist to rap the late hip hop producer’s beats.
So is Lil’ Key down with Jay Z now?
If so, Roc Nation has been very quite. There is no mention about the Baltimore rapper on any of the label’s social media pages.
Still, something tells me Lil’ Key is about to make some amazing moves.