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Something From Nothing

by Imperial, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., & Awon

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Whether you believe that Hip Hop started at a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue or literally out in the park, there's no doubt that the culture has surpassed fad status to becoming an international phenomenon. We still find that decades later, her infinite power helps oppressed people and brings more them together with communal camaraderie.

After much anticipation and many Soundcloud comments from fans inquiring about a collaboration, Awon connects from the US with the UK's own Imperial and Kinetik on Something From Nothing - which is another testament to the unifying power of Hip Hop. Awon's verse details how rocking the microphone has allowed him to provide for his family, and he does so with gratitude and humility. Kinetik addresses how jotting his thoughts on loose-leaf sheets helped him navigate the playground hierarchy and stake a claim in his hood. Imperial's production has that timeless feel and evokes fond memories of the two turntables and a mic philosophy and park jam shenanigans.


released February 19, 2021

Beats: Imperial
Mix & Master: Dave Walker
Lyrics: Christopher Mitchell and Antwan Wiggins
Recording: Christopher Mitchell and Antwan Wiggins


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