Honor Killed the Samurai

KA - Honor Killed the Samurai
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Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 120 ratings
2016 Ratings: #27
August 13, 2016 / Release Date
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Iron Works / Label
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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!
FearFlour
NR
Wow Kevin Abstract is so versatile.
Mewstroke
74
I would love to enjoy this, but I simply can't. Lyrically is amazing but it's so goddamn boring sonically. I struggle not to fall asleep while listening to it.
EMR
63
The great Ka is back with another full lenght LP, leaving aside the experimentalism found on some of his previous works and embracing his roots as a hip-hop artist. After the excellent Days With Yen-Lo, Ka is now found working as a solo artist once again, and while we have grown used to his endless criativity showing up time and time again, on Honor Filled the Samurai we find a figure devoted to his influences, building a conceptual album that narrates the story of a lonesome individual that ... read more
Vitaminchick
80
With a better production and an interesting concept Ka deliveres a great experience through his unique style of rapping.
85
Wonderfully inventive. Bone-chillingly frigid in presentation. Perfectly weird. Lyrically? unbeatable.
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Track List

  1. Conflicted
  2. Just
  3. That Cold and Lonely
  4. Mourn at Night
  5. $
  6. Destined
  7. Ours
  8. Illicit Fields
  9. Finer Things / Tamahagene
  10. I Wish (Death Poem)
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Added on: August 16, 2016