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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Ka Honor Killed The Samurai

The Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka spent Saturday, the day he released his new album Honor Killed The Samurai, on the sidewalk outside the empty…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2016 - 12:34 pm
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Status Ain't Hood

Future: Best Rapper Alive?

During Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks, Panthers safety Tre Boston sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and immediately did…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2016 - 10:35 am
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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Madonna's "Bitch, I'm Madonna" is a bad video. It might be a good video if Madonna wasn't out here trying to compete with Taylor Swift's…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 9:33 am
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More Ka stories

El-P, Killer Mike Defend Ka After Attempted NY Post Hit Piece

The story of the Brooklyn rapper Ka is one of the great inspiring DIY stories in music right now. Ka, a former member of the…
Tom Breihan | 9:47 am
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Ka – “Just” Video

Over the weekend, the great Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka, a DIY one-man factory of hazy and meditative New York rap, released his new album Honor Killed
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2016 - 10:34 am

Ka – “30 Keys” Video

Last year, the meditative DIY Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka teamed up with producer Preservation to form a duo called Dr. Yen Lo, and they album they…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 12:43 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-'80s/early-'90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 5:33 pm
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Stream Dr. Yen Lo Days With Dr. Yen Lo

The Brooklyn rapper Ka likes to do things on his own. Most of the time, he raps and produces everything on his records by himself.
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Dr. Ken Lo – “Day 3″ Video

Brooklyn rapper Ka has a flickering, incantory take on New York boom-bap that comes entirely from the man himself; he barely ever works with anyone…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Week In Rap: Big Sean Is Good Now, Somehow

In the annals of rap history, Fat Joe holds a curious distinction. Joe is a just-OK rapper, a guy who fills space just fine on…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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Dr. Ken Lo – “Day 0″ Video

The Brooklyn rapper Ka is a model of DIY music-making. Generally, he produces everything himself, releases and distributes it on his own, and shoots his…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2015 - 4:16 pm
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Ka – “Lost Prophet Report”

The DIY Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka made the meditative, mythic album The Night's Gambit, one of last year's best rap LPs, and he's already…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am
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Ka – “Still Heir” Video

Last year, the meditative Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka self-released the dark and absorbing The Night's Gambit, one of last year's best rap albums. This…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They've put out some fantastic tracks in the…
Miles Bowe | June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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List

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am
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Ka – “You Know It’s About” Video

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka released the heavy, meditative The Night's Gambit, one of the year's best rap albums. Ka doesn't just make…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Ka – “Peace Akhi” Video

You could make a strong case that The Night's Gambit, the album that the Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Ka released last month, is the year's best…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Ka The Night’s Gambit

A week and a half after Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail went out to a million Samsung users, another long-pedigreed Brooklyn rapper found an unconventional…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 1:14 pm
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Stream Ka The Night’s Gambit

Ka is a low-key, hazed-out rapper/producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn, and Grief Pedigree, the album he released last year, is a slow-burner cult favorite full of…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2013 - 12:46 pm
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