Lil Berete released his debut mixtape Icebreaker at seventeen years of age. Written entirely by himself, including features only from his local STN crew. But in January of 2019, Berete received a letter from Toronto’s Community Housing banning him from shooting any more music videos in his housing estate. Not only was he prohibited from filming in the neighbourhood that raised him and that he documented so closely in his lyrics, the area was hit with a string of violence that resulted in Berete losing some close friends. So as he began to work on his next mixtape, he reflected on the time he spent as a young boy abroad in Guinea, and realized that he once again needed to go international to seek solace and find peace of mind.
The result is his next mixtape, due out November 1st, via NEW GEN, and entitled 1 Way Out which tackles the strain of growing up all too fast, being faced with the realities of your future and the hustle it’ll take for Lil Berete to make a better life for himself and his family. With production appearances by Street Certified Beat Cartel (Migos, Travis Scott), Drumm Section (21 Savage), Bricks (Drake, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Gunna, Migos) ADP (Yxng Bane, Krept & Konan) and 169 (Dave) amongst others and again lyrics written entirely by Lil Berete, 1 Way Out it an invincible follow-up to Berete’s debut mixtape Icebreaker.
1 Way Out
Goat Cheese (Prod. by A.R. Musik)
Go N Get It feat. Loski (Prod. by 169)
Iffy (Prod. by Dnny Phntm)
Money Moves feat. Headie One (Prod. by ADP & Bricks)
Sixteen (Prod. by Street Certified Beat Cartel)
Chase Cash fest. Deno (Prod. TK The Producer & The Writers Block)
Mama Papa feat. Calboy (Prod. by Dnny Phntm and Ambezza)
Dumb Dumb (Prod. by Drumm Section)
Walking Dead (Prod. by Jaegen and Kookoo)
Crackers (Prod. by Dnny Phntm)