Kali Takes Us On A Trip With “Area Codes”
Please allow Kali to introduce you to her roster. “Area Codes” is the latest release from the up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, who was admitted to the XXL Freshman Class in 2022 after the release of her highly acclaimed EP Toxic Chocolate. 2022 was a landmark year for the new “It” girl of rap, featuring collaborations with well-known artists like BIA, Yung Bleu, Muni Long, ATL Jacob, Latto, and Moneybagg Yo. With this new track, she’s poised to take the rap world by storm. Just in time for summer, “Area Codes” is a low-key banger that’s sure to get people moving.
The song’s title refers to the different area codes across the country, a nod to the classic track by Ludacris of the same name. The lyrics let us into Kali’s world, which includes being spoiled by men from all over the USA. Bragging about the fine dining, stacks of cash, and cars she’s been showered with by her lovers across the country, she gives a playful nod to the idea that a girl’s best friend might just be a man’s bank account. It’s a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the nature of transactional relationships and the perks of being a desirable woman in the modern world.
The production on the track, provided by YG! Beats and Tate Kobang, is minimal but effective, with a hypnotic beat that perfectly complements the rapper’s flow. The verses are packed with wordplay and stand-out lines, showcasing her skills as a lyricist, and the hook will get stuck in your head on the first listen. But what really sets this track apart is Kali’s delivery. Her flow is confident and precise, with a steady rhythm that keeps the energy of the song high. It’s a testament to her talent, and to her potential.
“Area Codes” is a fun and catchy track that’s perfect for summer, but it also shows off her skills as a lyricist and performer. With its empowering vibe and addictive hook, it’s sure to be a hit with fans of the latest Atlanta hip-hop. As an XXL Freshman, she’s definitely one to watch, and her work so far is just the beginning of what’s sure to be a promising career in rap. Check out “Area Codes,” below and wherever you get your music fix.