Lakeyah Drops New Track & Video: No Hesitation
Quality Control’s “Female Goat,” affectionately known as Lakeyah, returns with her fiery new single “No Hesitation.”
The hard-hitting track follows on from her summer smash “WANT EM HOOD.” The new track was released via Quality Control Music/Motown Records.
Right out the gate, Lakeyah stacks flex on top of flex, leaving little doubt that she lives up to the song’s title:
“If I want it, I’ma cop it wit no hesitation/He got a bag then he gon’ drop it wit no hesitation/I cut ‘em off, b***h I got options, ain’t no hesitation/I’m that b***h, so I can pop it wit no hesitation.”
From there, ominous piano keys and spaced out effects set the stage for Lakeyah’s gritty, unadulterated bars. The accompanying video, directed by 20K Visuals, provides a case and point as to why the Milwaukee-bred rapper feels the need to shed any hesitation and truly express how she feels.
“No Hesitation” was first teased on Instagram a few weeks ago and has continued to climb online. The timely release arrives on the heels of The Really Her Tour with BIA and Lebra Jolie, which made landfall in major markets across the country including Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, and more.
Lakeyah’s latest offering adds to a busy year for the young star. The Midwest mainstay graced the cover of PREME Magazine back in July. Then, she hosted MuzicSwipe’s private event to launch their new in-app feature, “Swipe Royalty”; partnered with Google Pixel and Mass Appeal to remix five classic songs to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop with their PixTape project; headlined the 2023 installment of CultureCon L.A., and even carved out time to rejoin the cast of BET+’s unscripted reality series “The Impact Atlanta” for season two.
The Milwaukee-born rapper and singer entered the spotlight in 2019 with a remix of a City Girls track for the viral “First Day Out” challenge, which gained traction online and caught the eyes of Quality Control Music and City Girls’ JT, who reposted her track. In early 2020, Lakeyah followed up with The Keymix II project, which introduced the world to her unmatched range, effortlessly swinging between aggressive, braggadocious rap and soulful, earnest R&B tracks. Later that year, she remixed Lil Baby’s “Sum 2 Prove” and “We Paid.” Again, her “We Paid” remix was quickly reposted by Lil Baby, and Quality Control signed her immediately.
Since signing, Lakeyah has consistently fed her fans with music–releasing Time’s Up in 2020 and In Due Time in 2021–and landed a spot in XXL’s coveted ‘2021 Freshman Class.’ The momentum continues in 2022 with her signing to Motown Records and the release of two EPs, No Pressure Part 1 and No Pressure Part 2 [Quality Control Music/Motown Records]. The projects boast breakout singles “Mind Yo Business” [feat. Latto] and “Real Bitch” [feat. Gloss Up] respectively, showcasing Lakeyah’s clever flows, cutting-edge delivery, and undeniably catchy hooks. With a unique style, natural talent and so much range, Lakeyah is destined to climb the ranks to stardom.