Riot Season is here.
Yeah, Riot!!! was written in 2016 over a span of 2 1/2 weeks while Kay was taking residency in Paris, France. The album is a psychedelic folk-hop journey through the 20th & 21st century. Heavy historical & contemporary Parisian influences from the likes of Earnest Hemingway, Edith Piaff, Jim Morrison, World war, & 1968, etc.... Yeah, Riot!!!...is the soundtrack of the human spirit that inspired Kay's pen throughout his time in Paris. The amazing production from Maki brought the story to life, and as a result we are excited to present the release of YEAH, RIOT!!!...
First off shout out to Factor Chandelier because these are dope beats. Producers (and DJs) never get the credit they deserve as the "backbone of hip-hop". But this is about the lyrics and they are fucking sick. Sometimes a bit twisted. Fantastic. American Expre$$ in particular is a standout. It's an Econ 101 lesson to Corporate America. Or maybe a statement that simply says "your greed dug your own graves and here's what I think about you". Well said indeed. always_kos
Jesus what an absolutely stunning collection of hip-hop. If I have to be a dick, this album is more of a mix tape in style, the aesthetics of each song is just so different, there's a certain level of narrative disconnect. That said, the actual songs themselves are fucking ill. Packed with dope features, each one matched with Scott's production makes for a genuinely rewarding listen. Rest easy man, you'll be missed. always_kos