Last night, Ryan showed us one vision of New York City – Jeremy Lin, a massive posse cut, bright lights and big stories. But Ka illuminates another part of the city with the video for “Vessel,” off his freshly-released second album, Grief Pedigree. With dark, colorless images of the street playing in the background, he rattles off gritty quotable after gritty quotable over a menacing, heavy beat. As always, the man spits with the utmost control, the utmost care. Ka moves over the beat slow, each bar a complete thought he wanted to bless the world with. This track, this album, comes straight from the heart.
Grief Pedigree has been compared to Roc Marciano’s Marcberg all over the web, and for good reason. It’s New York City rap to the core, no substitutes. (Not to mention that the two of ‘em are planning to drop a collaborative album, Metal Clergy, on the masses like a neutron bomb in the future.) Cop the CD from the man himself at BrownsvilleKa.com/ or grab it on iTunes.