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Natural Elements Took The Torch From BDP Into The Late 90s and Beyond (Audio)

In the realm of 1990s New York City Underground Hip-Hop, the Natural Elements are often, and wrongfully overlooked. With later members including Brownsville Ka and producer-turned-fam Charlemagne (Jay Z, Talib

Roc Marciano’s Intricate Verse Illuminates Alongside Ka & Preservation (Video)

Brownsville Ka and Roc Marciano have a ton in common. These two sparse New York City spitters have been riding together for years, two veteran underdogs, who helped each other

Ka & Preservation Literally Get Hypnotic In Latest Stylized Visual (Video)

Brownsville, Brookyln MC Ka releases a new hypnotic video titled “Day 912,” which was followed by his “Day 0” and “Day 3” visuals that were released last month. With featured production from Preservation, where they also

Brownsville Ka Gives Hope a Spin In The Face Of Ill Street Blues (Video)

When its made well, music can be escape. However, nobody said that escape guarantees relief. Ka (a/k/a Brownsville Ka) has built a revived solo career (post-Natural Elements) in making sparse,

Do Remember: Haze Presents…NY Reality Check 101 (Mixed By DJ Premier)

This week, it was announced that 2015 will see the release of DJ Premier’s first solo album, Last Session @320. The album and its title are an homage to the

Ka Continues Making That Elite Headphone-Rap Style Lyricism (Video)

After three celebrated independent, self-released full-lengths, Ka recently hit Heads off with 1200 B.C., an EP in the same vain. “Still Heir” is more of the close-talking, wisdom-drenched Rap the

Ka Gives A Textured Visual To Know It’s About (Video)

One of the year’s most-heralded albums came self-released from Brownsville, Brooklyn MC Ka. The veteran of the Natural Elements has a unique delivery, and an approach to songwriting big on

The Natural Elements Return In An Unlikely Fashion, Saying There’s No Competition (Audio)

In the booming late ’90s-early 2000s scene of “Underground Hip-Hop” in New York City, one group who was deeply present was the Natural Elements. Alumni of Stretch & Bobbito’s radio

Ka – Jungle (Video)

Grandmaster Melle Mel told us all, “It’s like a jungle / Sometimes make ya wonder / How I keep from goin’ under.” Brooklyn’s Ka can relate in his precautionary tales.