Label: N/A
Released: April 15

Kenny Mason may not be exactly what you might expect from Atlanta’s rap scene right now, but he’s a rising star who is bringing a fresh new energy to the city. Angelic Hoodrat is an experimental project that combines Kenny’s many musical inspirations and tastes. He moves freely from alt-rock sounds on “Metal Wings” to soaring melodies on “Anti-Gravity” to pure rap flows on “HIT.” Combining so many genres and sounds on a 14-track project could be chaotic, but he never loses focus here. Angelic Hoodrat is an exceptionally compelling listen, with no skips. Kenny is still a mystery to much of the rap world, but his debut album makes one hell of an introduction, foreshadowing a long, successful career ahead. —Jessica McKinney