Rising Bronx rapper Kemba releases new single “Alive” ft. Eric Bellinger from his forthcoming Sounds Music/Republic debut, Gilda. Kemba flexes his lyrical skill set as he touches on spirituality, black femininity and the importance of not taking life for granted. “Alive” is the 2nd track released ahead of his major-label debut “Gilda”, named after his late mother. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
It makes perfect sense Kemba calls The Bronx—the birthplace of hip-hop—home. He literally carries the genre with him everywhere. Making a name for himself as a fan favorite under the name of YC The Cynic, he dropped a series of lauded projects and songs from 2010 through 2013. Adopting the moniker Kemba, he ignited his rise with the album Negus. In addition to a highly cited interview on Real Late W/Peter Rosenberg, he joined Kendrick Lamar on stage during an American Express-sponsored concert live-streamed online. He kept his head down and continued writing just as any true hip-hop hero would.
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