Honor Killed the Samurai

KA - Honor Killed the Samurai
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 300 ratings
2016 Ratings: #19
Liked by 4 people
August 13, 2016 / Release Date
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Iron Works / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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
87
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
FearFlour
NR
Wow Kevin Abstract is so versatile.
morningsbell
89
The aesthetic somewhat resemble some foreign post rock bands' sound... Makes you think where the boundaries for rap really are at...
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Collin
85
The man is a poet
S3ANY3W3ZT
87
Hip-hop’s Shakespear does it again.
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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