The songs Lakeyah had forwarded [Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas] came off her streaming debut mixtape, Keymix II, which dropped at the beginning of 2020. Early fans might have noticed the project was heavy on the R&B love songs, as were her 2019 singles. It’s almost as though Lakeyah initially set out to be a singer — not a rapper.
However, Lakeyah insists she intends to flourish in both lanes, instead of sticking to one genre, “I like to switch it up. My previous manager tried to make me stick to R&B, and I didn’t want to do that. I want to show all my talents, singing and rapping,” She also spoke of Pee’s support, saying, “Pee told me never to put myself in a box, and that’s just how I am. I like to both sing and rap.
“He really likes that I’m versatile, and that I’m not going to ever really need a singer as a feature for R&B tracks. We’re dropping the rap as the first single, but I’ll be doing both.” [HipHopDX]
Quality Control's newest signee is Milwaukee rapper/singer Lakeyah Danaee, and her first single for the label is the thumping, addictive "Big FlexHer," which features Detroit rapper 42 Dugg. "Working with QC has been a dream come true. They made my first single featuring one of the hardest out, 42 Dugg, a moment in my career I'll never forget. They believe in me so it's only right WE go up," she said.