Relating to rap’s rising stars, Rot Ken is an inescapable identify. As of late, the Augusta, Ga.-bred expertise has been ascending with tracks like “007,” “No Mind” and the SoFaygo-assisted “Beautiful,” all of which flex his ear for spellbinding beats and molten flows that swoosh between rapping and singing. With every launch, whether or not a full challenge or loosies, it is evident that Ken’s artistry has gotten extra divine with time.
Artistry was all the time a focus in Rot’s life. Rising up, he used to look at music movies on demand. Within the eighth grade, he acquired his first style of rocking the stage by means of freestyling within the faculty rest room. That second led to Ken beginning a rap group along with his associates known as the Rock Out Twins, therefore the place the primary half of his moniker comes from as we speak. Before later, his mother took him to the studio for the primary time and the remainder was historical past.
After attempting his hand at recording, one of many first information that acquired him traction was “Hope I Blow,” which was launched in 2019, and housed on his challenge, Heartless. From then on, his standing in his hometown started to balloon and he took benefit of that by releasing efforts like Heartless 2, Chapter 16 and Happiness Gone in 2020. Into the next yr, Rot discovered himself behind bars, however that didn’t cease his movement. He continued to hone in on his craft, rapping along with his cellmates Rod and Rocky. The group would choose phrases and freestyle about all of them night time, and whoever tousled would lose.
Shortly earlier than Rot’s launch in the summertime of 2022, his challenge Free Me was pushed off into the world. Off of it, tracks like “Baby Choppa” and “Beautiful” with SoFaygo started to blow, with the latter counting upwards of three million Spotify streams for the time being. Because the yr progressed, Rot signed a three way partnership with Taz Taylor and Nick Mira’s Web Cash, Jetsonmade’s Boy Meets House and 10K Initiatives. In early December, Ken unloaded a a no-skips effort known as Yahweh Baby, which ends on a excessive notice with “007,” a breakthrough file that at the moment has over 5 million Spotify streams and counting. “No Mind” can be on the up-and-up, and proves how there’s all the time one thing in his catalog that catches hearth.
Rot Ken has loads extra within the pipeline, as his model of head-bouncing road poetry continues to rope within the lots. Proper as his profession is taking off, and following the discharge of his newest assertion on wax, Rot stopped by this week’s episode of The Break: Reside to debate his early, however established roots within the rap recreation. Take a look at the interview under.
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“Beautiful” that includes SoFaygo