EP: Sidewalk Kal – Champagne Forever

Sidewalk Kal has released enough amazing music over the past few years to compile better albums than your favorite rapper.  Although he’s made us wait far too long, his debut EP Champagne Forever is finally here.  Three tracks may seem to be a pretty bare-bones release considering how most rappers these days are willing to release a new 30+ track mixtape every year, however, the restraint is exactly why Kal is one of the best underground rappers doing it right now.  He doesn’t deal out garbage.  “Trumpets” opens the EP exactly as the name suggests, with trumpets.  It’s a high energy song that flirts with traces of Chicago’s drill scene without ever sacrificing Kal’s reputation for thought provoking lyricism and melodic overdubbing.  “Out to the World” slows things down a notch with one of the more minimal beats of Kal’s career.  Despite the minimal beat, “Out to the World” has Kal at his most charismatic.  If anyone has managed to doubt it up until now, “Out to the World” is a track that demonstrates the distinct sound and personalty Kal offers.  Obviously we love “Champagne Forever”.  The EP too.

-PK

pkelly94EP: Sidewalk Kal – Champagne Forever