Kansas City’s very own rising stars have come together for the likes of music, Trayvon Martin, and Kansas City. The creative collective of artists have complied an album inspired by the lifestyle of young musicians bound to create good music. AY is the host of the album and the personality behind the skit character Corey Baxter, a young with a raspy voice because he was shot in the throat leaving a convenient store buying a bag of skittles. Sound a little familiar well it should but don’t worry the album isn’t full of political comments nor racist rhymes. It’s more of a compilation of inspiring music for those in love with life, women, and music as a whole. With some very intuitive production, For the Fans does deliver on many levels but does miss its mark in a few categories.
AY-MusiK is a creative artist with a vision to match and he does nothing short but give his all when entering the booth and mastering his music. His lyrics may recall those of B.o.B., a young Andre 3k, or Lupe Fiasco in his earlier works. Given the instruments given AY has created a wonderful piece of work that will not go unnoticed by music in the KC hip-hop arena. Available on DatPiff.com, FTF doesn’t give you what you would assume would be bass droppin bangers that you have come accustom to from DatPiff, but a more melodic groove that only a musician can offer as oppose to a rap artist. AJ Young is a very profound vocalist that uses emotion as an instrument just as much as an acoustic guitar which give the album a very genuine vibe. Irv Da Phenom who has worked with the hottest emcees in the Kansas City area such as Tech N9ne, Mac Lethal and Dutch Newman shows his influence and expertise on the album as well. ESQ is a visionary in his own right and his work on the “Anti-Mannequin Movement” has trickled into the likes of FTF which can only add up to one conclusion, that FTF is strictly for the fans.
If you are a fan of hip-hop or good music in general FTF is a good choice for your playlist. And if your from the Kansas City area then you already know all of these artist will give you an ear full. Download for yourself at DatPiff.com and make sure to follow the entire crew by clicking on he links below. Check out a few of AY, AJ, Irv, and ESQ’s works below and you’ll see the proof is in the pudding.
- John Varvatos for Father’s Day
- En Noir Menswear
- Soulful Sessions ft. Bill Clinton
- Gourmet x Black Scale
- Irv Da Phenom – Los Kangeles LP
- Style | “COLOR ME BAD”
- Trippy States Of America Juicy J For President (Mixtape)
- Kung-Fu Friday | The RZA presents FORMLESS
- Troy NōKA x Dezi Paige – Don’t You Love Me