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March 30, 2021

Interview with Clay 'Krucial' Perry III

Interview with Clay 'Krucial' Perry III

We had the pleasure of interviewing Clay “Krucial” Perry III  over Zoom video!
Memphis’ newest hometown hero Clay “Krucial” Perry III released his major label mixtape debut, If We Must Die, via Tay Keith’s Drumatized label and Warner...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Clay “Krucial” Perry III  over Zoom video!
Memphis’ newest hometown hero Clay “Krucial” Perry III released his major label mixtape debut, If We Must Die, via Tay Keith’s Drumatized label and Warner Records. Clay came to fame as a revered sound engineer who’s worked with artists like NBA Youngboy and Rico Nasty, but he’s since leapt from the mixing board to the booth. If We Must Die featuring Tripped Red and Tay Keith is an accomplished tape filled with emotional and sonically progressive trap anthems. Over booming drums, grinding guitars, and haunted keys provided by Drumatized producers, Clay details his indomitable rise in lyrics as vivid as they are poignant. Listen HERE.
If We Must Die is equally banging and thoughtful, finding Clay weighing his success in the studio against all he’s survived. Lead single, “4TheDayiGo,” which received a powerful and cinematic video, is one of several pained ballads. Backed by a moody suite of sparse keys and thumping drums, Clay juxtaposes his constant grind with the mortal threat of street life: “I told you I ain't wanna live my life this way / Keep my strap on me, I could go die any day.” If We Must Die also features the rising single “Not My Fault.” In unforgettable auto-tuned croons, Clay swears retaliation for any opposition and affirms he’s working too hard to “smoke, kick, and talk.”
Clay has been working for several years under the “Krucial” moniker, releasing well-received independent projects like Krucifix (2018), It Could’ve Been Different (2019), and The Hussle Theory (2019), which garnered the attention of prominent super-producer and fellow Memphis native Tay Keith. In 2020, Tay Keith signed Clay to his growing label, Drumatized, as its debut act. And yet, If We Must Die still feels like just the beginning for Clay. He’s ready to bring his label and his city with him as he takes his sound well beyond Memphis.
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