25 March 2013

Unearthed Review: Citizen Kay. Two stars

| Barcham
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Every time I make a typo, I owe Johnboy another Unearthed Review. I may be here forever.

I checked the list and the next name on it was Citizen Kay. Ok here we go again

Here’s what he has to say about himself:

Originally born in Ghana, then moving to the Capital of Australia while still very young, Citizen Kay has grown up with an ambition to make his way into the music scene. Beginning as an aspiring songwriter with a love of hip-hop, he began rapping under the name ‘Kay’.

Not long after teaching himself how to rap, he decided to start teaching himself how to make beats and the art of recording. As time went on, Kay gained more experience making beats, finessing his rapping style and writing and recording his music. His reputation spread and before long he was working with other aspiring artists and musicians around Australia and is surely making his way up the ladder

Here’s what I have to say about him:

The term finessing can mean to ‘improve on a skill’, but it also means ‘trying to get away with something dodgy’. I cannot comment as to Citizen Kay’s intentions when writing the above bio, but I find either interpretation works.

Citizen Kay has somehow gained both a green and red drum on the Unearthed site despite only having one track uploaded. I took this as a good sign.

For a brief moment after hitting play I felt positive. It opened with a bit of a brass beat thing happening. That was different. Different is good. Alas it quickly descended into repetitive monotony. Every second of this song sounds exactly like every other second of this song, and none of them sound pleasant. The looped backing track grinds its way into your skull with all the ‘finesse’ of a pick-axe, while Citizen Kay raps along over the top with admittedly a reasonable amount of enthusiasm but seemingly no real musical agenda.

Eventually the song stops so you close the window, and wonder why you did that to yourself.

Two stars.

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