If you aren’t up on Ka and his new 1200 BC EP with Preservation, well….there’s still time to save face.
Ka is the reclusive Brownsville spitter who has quietly dropped two of the illest New York rap albums in the past couple years – first with Grief Pedigree in 2012 and then with last year’s The Knight’s Gambit. He hangs with Roc Marciano, but he’s a generally mysterious dude who keeps his circle tight knit – his manager told me Ka doesn’t even let him hear new music. So when his new EP with Preservation (who serves as Mos Def/Yasiin Bey’s tour DJ and producer) dropped out of the clear blue sky, everyone gave thanks.
The black and white visual for “Still Heir,” a highlight from the new EP, reflects the chilling, stark aesthetic of Ka’s music. His music is born in stairwells, alley ways, and forgotten corners of the slums. Nobody is making music like this. Pay attention.