Video: Kai Straw – "The American Dream (Suburban Part 1)"

San Francisco's Kai Straw is a MC and producer on a mission. "I'm looking to take a steak knife to the heart of hip-hop and replace it with a grinding engine pumping battery acid, art, honesty and beautiful and/or ugly music," he explained to me via email. He also isn't a fan of much of the Bay Area hip-hop scene. "As a city, San Francisco is known to be forward thinking...Yet our rap scene is full of materialistic, objectifying, drug-addled songs that attempt to compensate for their own stupidity through drowning all of it in trunk-rattling bass." When you listen [...]

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