Recently, I’ve grown to be a big supporter of Kid Kodak and his music. Going in to hearing his music for the first time, I was probably one of the biggest skeptics he’ll ever have. I have good reason why. Kid Kodak and I both call Pensacola, Florida home, and most of the rap coming out of this area is completely ignorant. I originally figured his music would fall under the same curse. He won me over, and that’s a big deal for any local rapper. Come to think of it, he’s the first local rapper that I’ve actually liked. I’m super picky when it comes to hip-hop, because I have so much respect for the genre. I believe creating true hip-hop is a rare art form, and not many musicians are able to successfully reach that level. Sure, everyone is a rapper these days, but not everybody understands what it takes to craft hip-hop. The best works of hip-hop involve more than just the lyrics. It all depends on the sample choices made when it comes to the production. Kid Kodak and his team have come up with some top-notch samples (some well known, some more obscure) set to some head bobbing drum loops. Here’s what also genuinely impressed me about Kid Kodak’s debut, the rappers featured on That One Kid are also pretty impressive. A big kudos goes out to Murphy D, Bambino, and Young Amazing for holding their own in Kid Kodak’s universe. Kid Kodak has his sights set on being taken seriously as a rapper, and I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be successful. I’ve been sitting on his debut, That One Kid, for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve just been way too eager to share it. The time is finally here.
That One Kid is available now for free. Head on over to Kid Kodak‘s website to get the download.