Man, Kaytranada is one of my favorites. The man makes some of the bounciest, most interesting beats I’ve heard in awhile. Even when they’re moderately overbearing they have a way of growing on me unlike any other artist. I was first introduced to him through his work with my favorite rapper of the past few years, Mick Jenkins, although his catalogue stretches much further than that. His solo work is something I just started to delve into and I’ve been listening with hungry ears for a few weeks now. So, when I saw that he had remixed Janet Jackson’s 1980’s hit “Alright” I was incredibly intrigued. The twist he puts on the song was immediately recognizable as his signature sound. Although the first few listens didn’t exactly floor me, I have to say it’s interesting enough to throw on your playlist for this upcoming week. Give it a listen yourself below and enjoy.
Shortly after the release of “Living With My Moms”, Wiki drops his debut solo project Lil Me. With production from Madlib and Kaytranada, and features from the likes of Skepta and Nasty Nigel, my hopes were pretty high for this album. On first listen it has not fallen short of my expectations. Wiki’s unique style blends nicely with all of the big names involved in this project. Download Lil Me for free here or stream below.
NYC rapper Wiki released “Livin With My Moms” ft. Nasty Nigel as a preface to his upcoming solo album Lil Me. The album is to feature some big names such as: Kaytranada, Skepta, Madlib, and Antwon. The release date for Lil Me is December 7th and will be available for free via Letter Racer. “Livin With My Moms” ft. Nasty Nigel is a relatable for anyone still living at home with their mom. The track was released with a goofy video featuring Wiki and Nasty Nigel as superheroes. Check it out below.
L-O-L man, L-O-L. Happy birthday Vic Spencer. After some words exchanged via Twitter and a terrible diss track from Vic, Mick Jenkins decides to answer back. “HeadAss” is a slightly hilarious diss that was produced by Kaytranada. Listen to the whole thing below and pray for Vic. He just wanted to eat cake, and now he has to hear this.
On Towkio’s latest cut he goes in over some groovy production from Kaytranada and gets an assist on the track from Save Money crew member Vic Mensa. Listen to “Involved” below and be on the lookout for Towkio’s upcoming project .wav Theory, coming in April.