“The Lookbook” Kas Taylor Listening Party

cb on February 2, 2014 - 3:56 pm in Features, Out N' About, Reviews

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During the week I got an email invitation to a listening party from gospel hip hop artist Kas Taylor. This session was for the release of his new EP “Savile Row”. I was immediately impressed by the flyer carrying the paisley theme featured on the artwork on his single and of course I jumped at the opportunity to hear some new music.

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Due to circumstances beyond my control I arrived super late and caught him wrapping up the performance of his lead single “Be Alright”. Luckily he decided to do an encore performance and called for the small group of family, friends, and one tardy blogger to get up and dance. A feeling of love was evident within the small room that portrayed an intimate setting between the artist and his core group of supporters.  After asking for a snap back from the crowd, Kas performed his lead from the beginning. His father took center stage to show of his dance moves to prove that he’s still got it.

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With that wrapped up he called on Laryx to perform an accapella version of “Check Up”. The artists collaborative performance was extremely impressive as the lyrical content was packed with punchlines, and their interaction, while flipping in and out of traditional dialect, was something to admire. The room was rocking.

After his performance I got a chance for a quick chat with the man of the hour. During our brief interaction I found out that the multi-talented artist did the album artwork for Teff’s “Dreamworld” and Gallest’s “In My Mind“. I also asked about his future plans for the EP. He stated that he is working on another project and to look out for some street performances.

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After being blown away by the packaging, I gave it a listen and thoroughly enjoyed the EP.  Without giving too much away, the Grazette’s native speaks about the struggles that come in life, his faith, advice from his Dad, and of course the tremendous blessings and grace from God. It features John Yarde (did his THING on “Ice Breaker”), and Brian; with productions from Minim, Wit, Strat Carter, JMac, J-Marz, and Black Knight.

Look out for the digital version of the EP soon. Of course you know it’s going to be here.

Carlos Brathwaite is the Founder of 246Mixtapes. Follow him on Twitter.

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