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KAi Sky Walker – #NEO [Mixtape] [Review]

Vancouver, BC – In a city where artists are popping up left, right and center, it’s hard to hold your own. Luckily for KAi Skywalker, his creative lyricism and on-point delivery has lead him stand out naturally . So get ready to discover the 23-year-old’s latest release, #NEO.

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The album starts off with eerie-toned tracks that emulate KAi’s hunger for the game, and with lyrics like “Out the icebox/ That’s why I’m never stressed/ Mind stay high, Mount Everest” on the title track, I’m sure it won’t be long till he’s stuffed. Probably the most anticipated track on the album, “Grow Up”, features Roc Nation’s own Casey Veggies and has definitely lived up to it’s hype. The following tracks, which includes favorites like “Pray” and “Queen”, have a chill vibe and showcase his skills as a lyrical technician. What’s unique about the album is that although KAi is a West coast native, #NEO has a different sound compared to anything else being put out by up-and-coming Vancity artists. Regardless, KAi repped hard for his city from start to finish.

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While every track from #NEO is enjoyable, cutting out the weaker tracks and condensing the album would have gone a long way – a long album can get very boring, very quickly. Despite the minor imperfections, KAi Skywalker has presented us with a carefully crafted and straight up dope piece of art, a quality rarely found in emerging artists. It’ll be interesting to see where he’ll grow from here. If you’re curious #NEO can be downloaded here.

Written by Shaheena Azmatullah for HipHopCanada @itsSHAHEENA

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Kassandra has her hands in several cookie jars. Born in Ontario but raised on the West coast, she is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada's West Coast Regional Editor by night. Music and public relations are her true passions and although she didn't inherit the talent of her musician father she makes her mark on the industry through other avenues. By night you can catch KassKills at almost every Vancity hip-hop show, shaking hands and snapping photos while covering and supporting the local music scene. On top of that she works closely with one of the cities most reputable concert promotors, Timbre Concerts. Kass is a hustler by nature and works hard to play a key role Vancity's hip-hop scene. Over the years she has seen, photographed and interviewed many of hip-hop's top artists such as T.I, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Waka Flocka, Ab-Soul & Dizaster.

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