Kilo Kish “iou”/ “trappin” feat. Vince Staples & Earl Sweatshirt
File Brooklyn artist Kilo Kish among the many up-and-coming underground hip hop figures leading the next-gen rap scene down all kinds of fascinatingly experimental, genre-blurring routes.
On her new mixtape K+, Kish gets assistance from blog-baiting acts like Star Slinger, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt, The Internet, A$AP Ferg and more, but she’s a compelling force all on her own, her unique, cotton candy-soft talk-sung vocal imprint boasting a sharp flow and stream-of-consciousness-ish delivery that folds in quite appealingly to the set’s cloudy, sonic dreamscapes.
You can stream the project in full here (or download it for free here), but if you’re of the “sample before I click elsewhere” mind, check out two of our personal highlights below: the rumbling deep house groove “iou” and street-tough minimalist “trappin” produced by Sweatshirt and featuring fellow emcee on-the-rise Vince Staples of Long Beach.