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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Picking the best songs of the week is an inexact science. I mean, obviously we're always 100% objectively correct, but that doesn't mean there isn't…
Stereogum | August 24, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Ka’s Odyssey Into Greek Mythology

The story, in most of its tellings, goes like this: On the day of her wedding, Eurydice, trying to get away from an extremely horny…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2018 - 10:19 am

2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

More Ka stories

Status Ain't Hood

Ka’s Odyssey Into Greek Mythology

The story, in most of its tellings, goes like this: On the day of her wedding, Eurydice, trying to get away from an extremely horny…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2018 - 10:19 am

Stream Hermit And The Recluse Orpheus Vs. The Sirens

Ka is a fascinating figure. The Brooklyn rapper and producer is a veteran of the New York rap underground of the '90s, but he's taken…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

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 | August 22, 2016 - 9:47 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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