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Kabwasa’s debut album ‘Maid­en Flight’ is out. This album fea­tures Kabwasa’s sig­na­ture groovy style with his unique form of lyr­i­cism that makes him stand out in the hip-hop, r&b, and neo soul space. The intro track sets the over­all theme of the record: to dream a life that has yet to come into exist­ence.

This theme is nicely car­ried over into the next track that fea­tures rising r&b artist, Ayoni. Over the next few records, con­clud­ing with Slow It Down, the real­ity of being a dream­er sets in. With ‘Mid­night Shift,’ Kab­wasa is roman­ti­ciz­ing his life bey­ond the bland life­style that his non-rap­per life is provid­ing. He dis­cusses the dif­fi­culty of pre­tend­ing like the rap­per­’s life is what he cur­rently lives to all his fans while he knows he is strug­gling to get by.

The next song, ‘In My Head,’ fur­ther pushes the psy­cho­lo­gic­al aspect of this as Kab­wasa dis­cusses his own insec­ur­it­ies, assert­ing that he has to get out of his own head to pro­gress out of this tough spot. After his ‘Slow It Down (Inter­lude), which ends with a heart­felt voice­mail from Kabwasa’s fath­er, the final tracks see a trans­ition into a flashy, fun, groovy rap­per life­style.

With two brag­gado­cio tracks fol­lowed by ‘You Gon See’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ Kab­wasa con­cludes with this mes­sage to his fans: This is just the begin­ning. There is so much more on the way, and thank you for all your love and sup­port. We’re grow­ing togeth­er. Kabwasa’s new 2020 album ‘Maid­en Flight’ is a refresh­ing, optim­ist­ic listen.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.