King Kay is ushering in 2017 on the back of a very buzz filled past few months, which has seen him being championed and praised by the likes of Complex, The 405, Fortitude Magazine, and now The FADER among others. Culling inspiration from a combination of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and Notorious B.I.G, as well as the jazz and soul roots he grew up with, King Kay reimagines classic Hip Hop with his new Winner’s Winter project fueled by his effortless flow and compelling lyrics. Delivered over infectious soulful jazz-esque rap backdrops to delve into topics such as relationships, racial and social issues, King Kay’s affinity for penmanship reigns supreme in this new digital age of sameness.
With production from Bryson Tiller collaborator J Louis, and a guest appearance from fast-rising UK rapper Knucks, ‘Winner’s Winter’ is inspired by the jazz and soul roots that King Kay grew up with, plus a combination of his musical heroes Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and Notorious B.I.G.
Speaking about the inspiration for his Winner’s Winter mixtape, King Kay says, “this project blends different genres, from hip hop to soul and smooth jazz, to serve as a soundtrack to my winter. I’m using this project as a medium to offload the several challenges I’ve faced in recent winters, ranging from relationship issues explored on ‘Stay’, to the racial and social issues explored on ‘Dstrkt’”.
Check it out above and stay tuned for more from King Kay in 2017!