Cicero: Behind the Boards

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Cicero: Behind the Boards

Emerging from the ranks of Atlanta producer Southside’s 808 Mafia team, Shawn “Cicero” Kyles juxtaposes distended synth wheezes and purring, elaborately textured hi-hats in his inventive beats. He was raised in Chicago, and his work with hometown hero Lil Durk helped him become one of the most in-demand producers in trap. Cicero has also quietly built up a formidable résumé working with many of the 2020s' major street-rap stars.