Label: Iron Works
Released: Aug. 13

From Iron Works to Grief Pedigree to The Night’s Gambit to Honor Killed the Samurai, all Ka knows how to do is create greatness. The Brooklyn MC makes art for those who have an appreciation for detail: the obscure movie samples, the wordplay, the darkness of his production, the cinematography and moods of his videos. His latest feels like an Akira Kurosawa flick, with death and despair and wisdom lurking around every corner. Each listen feels like watching a murderous movie scene — samurais sacking a village, perhaps. Ka is the shogun’s assassin speaking truth to power, using his pen as his Hattori Hanzo sword. —Angel Diaz