KR

Photo by Jabari Jacobs

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Mon., March 27, 8 p.m. 2017
$12.50

Location Info:

The Echo
1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
213-413-8200
Rapper Kaalan Rashad “KR” Walker built a huge following and plenty of buzz on SoundCloud with his hazy, introspective, self-produced tracks back in 2014, earning himself features in The Source, XXL and right here in L.A. Weekly. Despite rumored courting from several labels, he remains unsigned. His recently self-released debut album, It Could Happen, showcases his smooth flow and woozy beats on such tracks as the seductive “Read Your Mind” and the defiant “Maybe It Could Happen.” Still only 21, KR is clearly a rising talent with room to grow. It Could Happen’s highlights, particularly the lovelorn slow jam “Complicated,” rise above the obvious J. Cole and Frank Ocean influences and reveal a singular artist with a natural gift for crafting catchy hip-hop/R&B hybrids.
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