Not every track from the Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates is great, but you have to listen to all of them, since you never know when greatness will strike. And sometimes, you can tell from the first few seconds of a song that it’s going to be a monster. Case in point: The new track “Khaza,” on which Gates takes the first few bars to gather steam before going full-bore for three minutes straight. “Khaza” has no hook because it doesn’t need one; it’s just Gates building cathartic force, finally reaching the point where he’s just booming out warnings. Listen to it below.
(via Nah Right)