A Martyr's Reward

KA - A Martyr's Reward
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #60 / 513
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2021 Ratings: #39
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Houdanny
74
Ka’s release from last year did grow on me, but I still always felt as though the ideas weren’t quite capitalised on the album as much as they could have been. And those issues somewhat continue here, but to a much lesser extent. Ka’s pen game is as strong as ever, but the backdrop which he delivers them is a lot more cinematic, leading this to having a set of really stellar tracks. I could definitely see this growing on me even more as the year goes on!

Standout: I need all ... read more
LonelyHipHopFan
83
Ka is one of the best artists of the last decade. His albums and his production are mostly minimalistic, but it works for him very well. This one is a solid effort too, though I liked last year's Descendants Of Cain more. Nevertheless, I still think it's one of the better projects of the year and I will definitely return to this.

Everybody Up 8/10
A pretty good intro. It's in the usual Ka style, but we like that.

I Need All That 8/10
A very solid track. The chorus is quite powerful and the ... read more
MAN
54
Again, nothing to say, listen to this yourselves.
DontFearMusic
80
Tell me a time when this man has missed and I promise I can make a bold faced fuckin liar appear right in front of you... I keep mirrors on me just in case of bs.
Kadeybabes
80
Even though I've only been a fan of Ka for less than 12 months, I know what I'm getting with him, and this is no different.

Lyrics and wordplay is fantastic as always, no surprises there, but from the production it was quite varied and catchy for the artist, and it was very much appreciated. I'm a big fan a nice guitar riff so it's great to hear some across the tracklist.

It's no OVTS but I think unless Ka decides to use another mythology as a framing device I'm not gonna hold my breath, but ... read more
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Track List

  1. Everybody Up
  2. I Need All That
  3. Peace Peace Peace (feat. Joi)
  4. Sad To Say
  5. PWH
  6. I Notice
  7. Like Me
  8. We Living (feat. Martyr & Navy Blue)
  9. Subtle
  10. With All My Heart
  11. Enough Praise / Recovering
  12. Be Grateful
  13. Having Nothin’
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Added on: August 13, 2021