I When 16-year-old Yung Lean took the blogosphere by storm a year ago, we didn’t know what to expect from the Swedish rapper. Even more so, we didn’t quite know how to receive him and his based-like rhymes. Today I’m introducing someone new who, like Yung Lean, raises question because of his exterior BUT immediately shuts it down when he’s heard. He lets the cape hang off the back of his du-rag and he’s got the voice of an angel. His name is…Spooky Black. He’s from Minnesota, we have no clue how old he is and he embraces the heck out of Fubu…and turtlenecks. The beauty about Spook, if I’m even allowed to call him that, is his nature of just being different in both style and music. What’s even more impressive is that he’s actually good great. Don’t believe me? Just listen. But wait…Don’t sleep on Spooky though. This boy can RAP! If neither track has done enough convincing surely, his latest project “Black Silk” will do the trick. Spooky’s sound has traces of The Weeknd and James Blake, which are equally hard not to love – yes love, not like. He reminds me of a male Kreayshawn, except that he’s better. With Doc McKinney, producer of The Weeknd’s “House of Balloons” and “Thursday” tape, tweeting about him who’s to say he won’t be the next thing to blow. Spooky’s being noticed. Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 5.38.24 PM So what now? Do we wait on the Jays and ‘Yes of music to tweet him and set up a meeting…or should we take matter into our own hands and spread his angelic voice like wild fire through the night? Ladies and gentlemen… “Black Silk.” Replay on 10. Past Introduction: 100s | ISSUE | Kim

To Top