KB – Who Is KB?

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KB – Who Is KB?
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4.7 (3 votes)

Artist: KB
Release: Who Is KB?
Label: Reach Records
Release Date: March 2011
Reviewed By: BMer

Tracklisiting:

  1. Who is KB?
  2. Don’t Waste Your Life remix
  3. Head to Heaven
  4. Lighter Fluid
  5. Go feat. Tedashii
  6. Enough
  7. I Can’t Play the Background feat. Elijah Smooth
  8. Lion King feat. Suzy Rock
  9. Brand New

Reach Records’ newest signing KB has released a short, but impressive, mixtape called Who Is KB? The mix includes 9 tracks and runs just over 26 minutes. A few tracks we’ve already heard, like “Don’t Waste Your Life” and “Go”, but the new tracks are very good. “Intro” starts the mixtape off with a quality beat that makes you wanna break it down, KB’s delivery is smooth and natural. On “Head to Heaven” KB slows it down, delivery a verse promoting loyalty and responsibility in marriage “if my wife is a ball and chain, I love being a slave.” “Lighter Fluid” is probably the best track, the bass will rock your subs and the hook is super catchy. KB shows his versatility throughout the mixtape, going from ultra-fast rapping to a creative slower delivery. Suzy Roc delivers her best performance to date on “Lion King” and Tedashii matches KB speed for speed on “Go”.

The mixtape is worth downloading if nothing more than checking out “I Can’t Play the Background”, a play off of Lecrae’s “I Can Play the Background”. The first verse is somewhat mocking (in a fun way) Lecrae’s song: “I can’t play the background, cuz I know, sometimes, I wanna be Lecrae, or Trip Lee Lee Lee!” and “and though I got this from Piper twist some words up and say I said it.” It’s pretty funny, the whole verse is creative and takes humorous shots at Trip Lee, Lecrae, Sho Baraka and the rest of the Reach gang.

OVERALL Who Is KB is a solid introduction to KB, and it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

Download the free mixtape here

KB - Who Is KB?, 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

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Grew up in Sacramento in the punk scene, moved to Denver and have been there ever since. Punk / Hardcore. View all posts by BMer

6 Responses to 'KB – Who Is KB?'

  1. Iaya97 says:

    Definitely a solid mixtape. I like the line towards the end of “I Can’t Play the Background”; ‘We are the only rappers that get no credit for what we do. We’re responsible for all our losses, and none of our successes.’ It’s so true.

  2. Chandler A. says:

    Nice review. I personally loved the “Don’t Waste Your Life” Remix :)

  3. Brooks G. says:

    Really enjoyable mixtape.

  4. mr. zer0 says:

    Nice break-thru, can’t wait to hear him, ‘crae and pro team up!

  5. Thanks for posting this… Gave it a listen and quite enjoyed it.

  6. Nater says:

    Question… what is a mixtape?

    I mean, I remember mix tapes from back in the 80s/90s… but what does this mean in the hip hop scene today?

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