J.K. The Reaper Interview- song w/ Denzel Curry, Childish Major, touring with Joey Bada$$
“I go to Bones crib and his brother they didn’t expect me to come here. They said they were planning to put me on the tour anyway.”
North Carolina rapper J.K. The Reaper aligns provoking lyricism with 808 engulfed hi-hats and synth melodies that typically induce simplicity, much like contemporaries Joey BadA$$, Denzel Curry, and Earl Sweatshirt. Born Jabril Kenan, he first found a passion for hip-hop through his father’s all genre-encompassing, record collection. A home life where music discovery was the ultimate currency undoubtedly influenced the development of J.K. The Reaper’s knack for putting rhymes and beats together, with unshakable inspiration drawn from the likes of Nas and Outkast.
Before acknowledging ‘The Reaper’ within, illustrious dark and intellectual lyrics drew internet fans in through a stream of Soundcloud releases he recorded in his childhood bedroom. Those bedroom recordings necessitated creativity beyond the technical means at hand and consequently landed him the sole collaborator on Miami-area, Raider Klan rapper SpaceGhostPurrp’s ‘Blackland Radio 66.6.’ Collaborating with Raider Klan affiliates, birthed J.K.’s most recognizable song to-date, ‘Gankin,’ featuring Denzel Curry, who took him on the road with support acts such as Joey BadA$$.
“J.K.’s drive to bless your ears with something unheard of is unmatched,” says Revolt. The anticipation that his followers light around each and every release burns bright and, the heats no different when it comes to his “Surrounded By Idiots” project that drops November 16th.