Rap newcomer KYLE is gaining steam with his poppy single "iSpy" featuring Lil Yachty. With their eyes set on the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 ("iSpy" currently sits at No. 5), the youthful duo unveiled their quirky video with Fader early Friday (April 7).
In the video (directed by Colin Tilley), KYLE and Yachty morph into CGI babies to soak up some rays on the beach. To make their beach day memorable, they parade around the sand with a sea of women before taking over a pirate ship.
In an interview with Fader, KYLE explained how excited he was when he first discovered that "iSpy" was the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs charts. "I woke up, and my friend Eric had texted me a photo of it. I made it my lock screen, and then I held the phone up to everybody in the tour bus," he said. "My other two homies were out there. We played 'We Gon Make It' by Jadakiss and Styles P. I rapped every word from front to finish and cried with my homies. That's how good of a moment that was. I was like, 'I learned the game quickly, and I don't like to rent/ So when I fly now I bring my cars on the plane wit me.' Really shedding thug tears."
Later in the interview, KYLE also touched on Yachty's skill set being undervalued. "Yachty is completely tapped into right now," said KYLE. "He knows what's hot right now. I don't think it's a coincidence that he's on this song and on 'Broccoli' and on these other songs. I think he hears a song and he knows. He gets hit up a lot to do features and he's only on the songs that turn into smashes. It's a skill he has. He knows what's cracking. Lil Yachty is culture king right now."
Check out "iSpy" below: