Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kansas City's Underground Rap & Hip-Hop



The "Killa City" moniker is getting really old . . . If only because it's being employed to either sell (dying) newspapers or launch rap careers. Nevertheless . . .

A recent Youtube retrospective featuring a bunch of local hip-hop acts was incredibly entertaining.

The clip was skillfully produced by local video director, editor, producer Chris Williamson and seems to be the calling card of local promoters . . . Also, I liked that the these groups seemed to have a little bit of a rougher edge than the hipster rap that normally adorns this blog . . . To wit, thankfully Nadia Pflaum might be a little uncomfortable shilling her "social justice" rap at these shows . . . Which is a good thing.

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they're so hood.
http://thedirty.com/2009/05/12/kcs-douchebags-president/

Anonymous said...

hot ass.

Anonymous said...

Nadia needs to have her rancid cunt kicked the fuck in wit my size 13 timbs. the fuckin hipster rap that adorns this page is the only thing i hate about this blog TKC. Lesizmore is good. all the other local hipster rap stars can kick rocks

curv said...

yea we hood!!! planning, plotting, and moving forward!! above and beyond the norm, however alwayz aware of the typical stereo-types surrounding us, based on opinions of those observing from afar (LOL). we play on each others intelligenece and fears. sex & violence sell, so does good all around entertainment. DEAL WITH THAT!! CURV - 816

Chris Williamson said...

I felt the same way and removed the 'Killa City' before even seeing this article! We're ready to let the music stand for this city!

This video led me to produce a documentary in production summer of 2009 called 'Mics on Fire' check it out! micsonfire.com

Deejay said...

http://youtu.be/C4LCpYCVzYo