Los Angeles, California artist Kid Abstrakt and Polish producer Emapea have teamed up for an intriguing new album titled “Jazzy Vibes”, a throwback to ‘90s Golden Era hip-hop with some 2020 flavor.
Kid Abstrakt loves for Hip-Hop, fstreatches back to high school where he formed his first group Revolutionary Rhythm which ultimately led him to touring with some of his hip-hop heroes, including members of the Pharcyde.
“I fell in love with hip-hop when I first heard A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde,” Abstrakt says. “It was crazy to hear Q-Tip, Pete Rock and J Dilla sample jazz records and have MCs dropping conscious rhymes I could relate to.
Inspired by groups like ATCQ and the Pharcyde, Kid Abstrakt has released Jazzy Vibes. As the title suggests, Jazzy Vibes retains the tried-and-true formula of mellow, jazz-infused production and boom bap style rhymes, but Abstrakt’s lyrics are bursting at the seams with deep, introspective musings on his private life delivered in a continuous barrage of flawlessly executed bars.
“The lyrics go beyond just rhyming words and trying to sound hard on a beat,” Abstrakt explains. “The album dives into days where I struggle to stay positive and find a balance between work and what I love, and almost quitting on my passion because I needed to focus on supporting my family. Tomorrow is not promised and my music has helped others through their struggles. It’s deeper than rap and this journey has truly humbled me.”
The 10-track project boasts contributions from DJ Million Faces, Predominance, Innate and Young Dreamer
Check out Jazzy Vibes below.