Producer, artist, and proud Detroit sonic ambassador Antt Beatz announces a new EP, Tryna See Sumn, on December 2. He releases the video for the first track, “Thanksgiving,” with DJ Drama and Tee Grizzley today.
About “Thanksgiving,” Antt Beatz says, “The song was originally a concept for Tee Grizzley’s album. When he started off the track, ‘They say money is the root of all evil, tell that to the fam….Thanksgiving honey baked you know I go ham,’ I knew I wanted to create a holiday banger. We added DJ Drama because he’s Mr.Thanksgiving, and it finished the song perfectly. Now when you go to the clubs this holiday season you got a song to request.”
As one of the architects of the new Detroit sound, Antt Beatz’ EP highlights many of The D’s up-and-coming rappers, including Tee Grizzley, Baby Tron, Dame Dot, Baby Money, GT, Motown Ty and Skilla Baby.
Watch the Jolo-directed video above.
Back in July, Antt Beatz was named by Billboard as one of the Top 10 Rap Producers. As a 10-plus-year veteran producer and artist, Antt Beatz is a proven leader in giving Detroit its sonic identity. He’s made hit songs for Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, Tee Grizzley, Icewear Vezzo, and Eminem. Now, as artists worldwide seek Detroit’s signature basslines and uptempo tracks, Antt Beatz supplies the sound he helped cultivate. Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, and YNW Melly are just some of the stars who have collaborated with Antt Beatz. “I’ve heard a few good imitators,” he says with a laugh, “But they’re always gonna come back home.” The artist/producer, who appeared on FX’s Hip-Hop Uncovered, is a proud Detroit ambassador.
After decades of grinding, Antt Beatz now owns a record label, Beat Gang, and the Hit House building, home to three state-of-the-art studios. His list of credits includes anthems like Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, and Veeze’s “U-Digg,” Vezzo and Kodak Black “It’s All On U,” Eminem, Royce 5’9, and Trick-Trick’s “Twerk Dat Pop Dat,” and 42 Dugg’s “Trippin’.” Even though the latter was removed from YouTube, it was integral to 42’s discovery—something both Yo Gotti and Lil Baby have told Antt.