It’s no secret that Chief Keef is the biggest influence on the new wave of “SoundCloud Rap” that has hinted at hip-hop’s future over the last year. One of Sosa’s students is Atlanta’s Playboi Carti, whose self-titled mixtape borrowed vocal ideas from Keef and repurposed them to create a thrilling new sound. That style can also be credited to producer Pi’erre Bourne, who worked on much of the album including breakthrough singles “Magnolia” and “*wokeuplikethis.” Both Carti and Pi’erre are present on A$AP Mob’s “Blowin Minds (Skateboard),” as is Chief Keef, who supplies the catchy slurred hook. From there, he passes the baton to Rocly, Nast, Ant, and of course, Carti. The production is very much in line with Carti’s latest project, as a flute-like sound dances atop steady drums. The result is a song that sounds distinctly 2017, but also nods to its past influences, giving Keef his due credit while also showcasing how far the sound can be taken.