I only heard about King Los in June and no I don’t live under a rock. The Pulse.ng editor-in-chief said to me if you love hip-hop, then you have to listen to this. So I did.
King Los – "God, Money, War"
On the songs on this album he’s not rapping about getting hoes, turning up at the strip joint or endless unrealistic balling, it's more about self awareness and growth.
King Los’ latest album titled “God, Money, War” is a compilation of easy listening hip-hop. I tend to feel like the opening song on whatever album I’m reviewing directs me to continue listening or stop.
It’s a rap album, but all the same, it carries genuine emotions. The opening song ‘War’ featuring Marsha Ambrosius addresses social issues such as drug abuse and poverty. The instrumentals especially the drumbeats draw you into the song and the album even more.
The song after this ‘Ghetto boy’ is an autobiography of his life in the slums. The song starts off with beat boxing and the tone switches. On the songs on this album he’s not rapping about getting hoes, turning up at the strip joint or endless unrealistic ballin’.
Although on ‘Glory to the Lord’ featuring R. Kelly which is a celebratory track about making it out of the hood, he says:
“Man i done made it off the block (Glory to the Lord)
Let's pop a hundred bottles screaming out
Glory to the Lord”.
This is understandable. The song itself is really enjoyable. Los switch his music expression to gospel like it's nothing.
His album is a reality of the social problems being faced by the ethnic minority of the American people. From his lyrics and verses, it’s obvious King Los’s music is influenced by life in the ghetto, his family, his friends, social issues, his faith/spirituality and self awareness.
The artist’s style embodies rap with soul encompassed by feel good hip-hop. ‘God, money, war’ sees King Los filling the void of conscious rappers in this time.
Best songs: ‘War’, ‘God, money, war’, ‘Little black boy’, ‘Glory to the Lord’, ‘Can’t fade us’, ‘Confidence’ and ‘Balance is good’.
1. War featuring Marsha Ambrosius
2. Ghetto Boy
3. Black and White (Interlude)
4. God Money War
5. Lil Black Boy
6. Black Blood featuring Isaiah Rashad & Kent Jamz
7. Glory to the Lord featuring R. Kelly
8. Can't Fade Us featuring Ty Dolla $ign
9. Blame It on the Money
10. To Be Honest featuring Khalil & Mele Monroe)
11. Confidence featuring Chrishan The Prince
13. Balance Is Good featuring Lola Monroe
14. King featuring feat. Puff Daddy & Mark Battles
Watch King Los' 'War' video here:
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