Ikey – Green Card (EP)

blame it on Meka April 12, 2015

Introducing Harlem-born, Nigeria-raised musician Ikey. Currently residing in Washington, DC, Ikey unveils a great new project, Green Card, which definitely warrants a spin around these parts.

Ikey’s music ranges from introspective optimism on “Olodo” and “Roslin’s Basement” to socially conscious concepts on “Timbuktu” and “When We Were Kings.” Having fought to get his mother a green card years ago, the EP reflects on the belief that a green card will be a person’s ticket to the American Dream.

“Since everyone is looking for that one come up, I felt like they’d be able to relate to this theme. Everyone is chasing a dream,” Ikey explained to Complex. On growing up in Nigeria, he added that “Lagos is a very huge city. One of the biggest cities in Africa. To me it’s very similar to a lot of cities across America but if I had to compare I would say it’s a smaller, dirtier version of New York. It has it’s nice spots and fucked up spots.”

Stream his nine-track opus below.

DownloadGreen Card here.