Emerging NY emcee KTheIllest caught our ears with a handful of joints from his stash. The rapper has a knack for blending the old and new and a love for pure lyricism.
“Queensbridge” is the first cut and has a dark somber piano riff layered over a smooth drum arrangement. The title is a homage to the infamous projects in Queens that bred hip-hop luminaries such as Nas, C-N-N, Mobb Deep, and others. KTheIllest goes for a choppy flow on this one with no hooks or gimmicks.
“Nostalgia” is the second cut and as the title suggests, it takes the listener back in time. Over the moody and somewhat atmospheric texture, KTheIllest stays in an introspective mode and talks about his past relationship and life.
KTheIllest implores listeners to check up on their loved ones on this track titled “Hit Me Up.” Bolstered by a warm, sparse production, he shares his thoughts on having companionship every now and then. The subject mater is quite insightful and needed especially in these times we live in.
“Can’t Stop Me” is the last song and it closes the release with a round of bravado-driven lyrics and fiery performance. Over a bouncy dark trap backdrop, he switches up his flow and raises the ante with his devil-may-care attitude.