West Coast hip-hop is more laid back than that of the East Coast. Its hard edges are softened by glossy synths and carried by rousing bass lines. On "Kings," MCs Planet Asia and Ras Kass fall somewhere in the middle. The track, produced by Numonics, is cool and prominent. Carried by a Jimmy Kimmel vocal clip, "Kings" harbors a lyrical dexterity that feels throwback, though not too staid.
Listen: Planet Asia and Ras Kass "Kings"
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