Kris Kasanova Is A Brooklyn MC Whose New EP Is All Killer, No Filler (Audio)
In the last three years, Kris Kasanova has made a name for himself. The Brooklyn, New Yorker (Red Hook, specifically), has worked with the likes of Flatbush Zombies, Skeme, and SZA. Starting with 2013’s 24K, Kris has supplied the masses with mixtapes that have album-worthy attention, focus, and theme.
The just-released Always Something EP is a definitive turning point for the HomeSkool artist. The opening title track follows a day in Kris’ life, from dealing with sudden losses of family, stress of financial pressures, and trying to be a positive father within a complicated family. These are Everyman themes, delivered by a commanding and cool lyricist, who uses a conversational approach to rhyming. “My Turn” is more charged, and shows why Kasanova will charm all he encounters to get what he desires for himself and his career.
The five song set bookends with similar themes on “Tryna Make It.” Kris lets off the frustration, demanding better days.
From an artistic standpoint, the BK MC has found his next plateau. His experiences are easy to relate to, and his delivery is earnest. This is a rapper with talent, and the gift of merging his life with that of his growing fanbase. Always Something is something that years from now, will always have substance.