USA
Hip Hop
“As an artist, I only exist because of the people. I want to be of service to them. I want my success to be our success.”

The artist formerly known as YC the Cynic is taking a giant step forward on his new album Negus – one so big that it necessitated a whole new name, Kemba.

The Bronx native has always made music inspired by acts like Mos Def and Goodie Mob, who are lyrical and not afraid to address crucial contemporary issues. But he felt like his original rap name, bestowed at a young age and tied to the more traditional boom-bap sound that he established on his early releases, no longer fit this new material. The songs on Negus, while having no shortage of great raps, also allow a whole other side of his inspirations to shine through – their sense of melody.

April 22, 2017 9:00 pm Pigeons & Planes Presents NO CEILINGS