Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: BLACK KRAY

A lot of genres have been doing a good job of feeling pretty stale to me lately, but fortunately, rap is not one of them.  In the past few months there has been no shortage of awesome rappers bringing in fresh and fearless new sounds to the genre.  Black Kray is the newest one of them.  I’ve been listening through Kray’s soundcloud and youtube pages for a few days now and still can’t really pin him down to one sound at all.  He’ll pop up on a feature on some other song and I won’t even realize its him at first.  Even though this might sound like some sideways criticism, its not at all.  With way too much music for me to handle being pushed into my face via the internet every day, everything kind of just pales into a bland mush of gray and 808’s, but Kray stands right in front making me guess what new thing I’m going to hear from him every time.  Above almost mumbles through an entire track and it works perfectly, while in “30 Round Clip Kreayshawn” (video after the jump), he walks through some clichè rap scenery while laying down a slew of memorable lines over a simple beat.  It’s hard to be enthusiastic about that many new artists these days, so I’m thankful for Black Kray doing whatever the fuck he wants.  Listen/watch more after the jump.

-TC

tccarr14Enjoy It While It’s Fresh: BLACK KRAY