AOTY 2021

Honor Killed the Samurai

KA - Honor Killed the Samurai
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 426 ratings
2016 Ratings: #32
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
HipHopDX

Such menacing musical backdrops, coupled with Ka’s hushed, raspy tone, ultimately imbue Honor Killed The Samurai with a quietly fearsome vibe which never lets up over the course of the album’s 10 tracks.

80
Spin

Unlike last year’s abstract masterpiece, Days With Dr. Yen Lo — which rarely peppered his chants with outside noise — the arrangements here are heavier and purposeful.

80
Pitchfork

With his latest, the Brownsville rapper cements himself as a preeminent stylist, his voice hushed but vicious, his production a grim rabbit hole of found sounds, minor keys, and few drums.

80
The Needle Drop
Brownsville's own Ka does it again with a tragic set of the most chilling hip hop songs you'll hear this year. Bars abound!
Inglume
68
A comforting, chilling and eerie hip hop meditation, one that you'll find yourself looking back at during the oddest little moments.

There comes that time in life where you just have to learn to let yourself go. To let go of the need to control everything, the need to impress everyone, to not let others control what you want to do and to find yourself within the storm. To let be seems straightforward enough when we don't think much about it, but reality shows us how complicated and how ... read more
TomBejoy
83
honor killed the samurai 🈹🈹

it's good

pros -

the project features the veteran rapper take on pretty minimalist, drumless instrumentals. it's a very interesting concept, and even though most of them are still sparse samples in their essence, they manage to convey enough emotion and work just about well despite their apparent minimalism

in concept, the project is very watertight, and it hits all the targets it aimed for. ka is a great lyricist and this project is brimmed to the end with ... read more
FearFlour
NR
Wow Kevin Abstract is so versatile.
KIDWITHGUNs
100
🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀

Masterpieces have just been finding me, dawg.

My mind is still malfunctioning. His bars have been marinated, they don't bore me. He's drilled so many of his words in me I even speak in double entendres. Ka's reign isn't over, you'd be better off hailing him as king whether you like it or not.

Ka is a true poet. A man who spits his words from the bottom of his lungs and thus has nowhere to go but to the top. His words carry so much weight, the supplemented nocturnal, ... read more
mongoose109
85
1.Conflicted: 9.2
2.Just: 9.2
3.That Cold and Lonely: 9
4.Mourn at Night: 9
5.$: 8.5
6.Destined: 7.5
7.Ours: 8.5
8.Illicit Fields: 8
9.Finer Things / Tamahagene: 9
10.I Wish (Death Poem): 9.5

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Added on: August 16, 2016